Kubuntu Meeting Minutes 2008-11-18

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Wed Nov 19 14:01:09 GMT 2008

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:15:53 +0100 Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> 
>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 
>> 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 
>> headline of the /. article someone could write).
>The shutdown is to prevent more users from getting the current packages. 
>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.

OK.  I think it's important to ask nicely and not demand.  Is the idea to 
using pinning instead of a higher epoch?

Scott K

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