Why is KDE 4.2.4 still in PPA ?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Jul 21 03:29:39 BST 2009

On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:54:57 -0300 "Antonio Augusto (Mancha)" <mkhaos7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 17:48, Scott Kitterman<ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:11:11 -0300 "Antonio Augusto (Mancha)"
>> <mkhaos7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>I assume the subject says it all, but there is any reason why 4.2.4
>>>(or even 4.2.3) hasn't been moved to, at least, backports ?
>>>As this is a minor release, I'm sure this can be made available officially
>> ...
>>>Or did I miss something?
>> Normally it would have gone to jaunty-proposed/updates, but due to some
>> disconnect between our Qt and KDE versions in Jaunty we have at least one
>> regression that upstream will not support fixing.  We promise -updates will
>> be regression free, so 4.2.4 is not suitable for that repository.
>> Since we intend to put 4.3.0 in jaunty-backports shortly, no one on the
>> development team was excited about doing the work to get 4.2.4 into
>> backports since it was already in the PPA.
>> Scott K
>Thanks for the info Scott!
>So, 4.3 will be on backports huh?

Assuming, of course, testing show it to be reasonably stable/functional.  Backports is not promised to be regression free, but it should be generally usable, install cleanly, etc.

Scott K

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