kde3 to 4 bugs transition policy?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Jan 13 19:42:01 GMT 2008

On Sunday 13 January 2008 14:25, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> Hi Yuriy,
> On So, 2008-01-13 at 13:15 -0500, Yuriy Kozlov wrote:
> > Hello, happy 4.0!
> >
> > With KDE 4.0 out and many people's focus for hardy, I was wondering
> > what the plan was for all the KDE 3.5 bugs in launchpad.  There are
> > about 1900 of them open[1], and it's now increasingly likely that many
> > will never get fixed in 3.5 or even looked at.  Many bugs are likely
> > already fixed in KDE 4.0, and others will be fixed there and not in
> > 3.5.
> Who should not focus on KDE 3? We still have dapper with kde3 and this
> is still supported until 10.2009, feisty, gutsy and hardy will have
> support for 18 months, and kde3 is still in hardy. so there is no need
> to migrate bugs or whatever. All KDE3 bugs are still valid and can be
> resolved by a patch, a workaround or whatever.
> So from a developers PoV there is a nogo for that...
> kde4 packages are completly new and should be handled as different
> packages. Bugs in kde4 packages are not likely in kde3 packages and vice
> versa...

I would suggest that marking KDE3 bugs "Fix Released" against KDE4 packages is 
appropriate once KDE4 is complete and mature enough that it's the default KDE 
for Kubuntu.

Scott K

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