KDE Gear and hotfix releases, how to see whether a user has the hotfix?
Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
kossebau at kde.org
Tue Oct 26 22:19:20 BST 2021
Am Montag, 25. Oktober 2021, 22:50:22 CEST schrieb Heiko Becker:
> 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.
I will see to come up with some example of such a need, and then would play
around to see what is needed, by using what I find in https://invent.kde.org/
Should come up with a related phabricator task to develop this into a
Ideally that should also yield some documentation which then could be used by
people who need an emergency release.
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