KDE Gear and hotfix releases, how to see whether a user has the hotfix?
heiko.becker at kde.org
Mon Oct 25 21:50:22 BST 2021
On Monday, 25 October 2021 01:57:58 CEST, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> CAN WE HAVE KDE GEAR DO INDIVIDUAL AND VERSIONED HOTFIX RELEASES?
> So ideally KDE Gear has an option to do intermediate hotfix releases of
> individual software as well, with proper identifier in the version.
> Two challenges I see:
> a) a simple way to run the KDE Gear scripts for an individual package
There is, to some degree, at least to create a single tarball. That's how
respins are handled.
> b) have an extended KDE Gear version scheme, to be able to denote any
> additional hotfix releases (e.g. for tag, package name, UI version strings).
I haven't actually looked and tested if any of the tooling would break with
the next scheduled release, but assuming the version is changed manually
for the hotfix release, I don't see why we couldn't have yy.mm.[0-3]a (and
b, c,..) if needed.
FWIW, this would work fine for me wearing my downstream packager hat, too.
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