Kubuntu Meeting Minutes 2008-11-18

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 19 13:15:53 GMT 2008

On Wednesday 19 November 2008 14:10:59 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:32:37 +0100 Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
> >Kubuntu Meeting Minutes 2008-11-18
> >
> >= Dangerous 3rd party KDE 3 repository
> >  * Upgrade problems imminent
> >  * Arby posts disclaimer in the appropriate thread on ubuntuforums
> >  * Apachelogger contacts maintainer
> >    - immediate shut down of the repository
> >    - suggest to get in touch with Kubuntu developers to supersed the
> current
> >      approach with something less dangerous
> I'd suggest it's not a good FOSS like approach to demand a derivative shut
> down.  I think this is particularly true when they are supporting a user
> need (want) that we have declined to try and support.
> If someone wants to help out so he does it better, that's great, but
> demanding a shutdown isn't a good way to go (if nothing else, consider the
> headline of the /. article someone could write).

The shutdown is to prevent more users from getting the current packages. The 
long term target is to assimilate the packages into some PPA and have them 
done in a way that doesn't cause problems.
The long the current packages stay available the more difficult it's gonna be to 
get everyone who uses them to get rid of them again and replace them with 
sensible ones.

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