KDE Gear and hotfix releases, how to see whether a user has the hotfix?

Heiko Becker heiko.becker at kde.org
Tue Oct 26 21:31:14 BST 2021

On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 01:00:23 CEST, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> But I would like to say:
>  * We've seem to be doing quite well without needing this for 
> "almost decades"
>  * I fear that the possibility of "endless re-rolls" may make 
> people test/review code less because "we can always re-roll the 
> package if it breaks"
>  * If we would be going to be doing this, I would personally 
> prefer if the person that made that code mistake is the 
> responsible for rolling out the packages and not the release 
> engineer (that is Heiko for the most part). Doing a release 
> every month is already quite some work.
> P.S: Heiko feel free to disagree on the last bullet point above 
> if you think you'd be fine with doing as many re-rolls as 
> needed.

I somewhat share your concerns about the less-testing-attitude, but I 
wouldn't mind rolling out a hotfix in serious cases, if it doesn't happen 
all the time.


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