Request for Tech Board approval of proposed Kubuntu Updates policy

Jonathan Thomas echidnaman at
Tue Nov 10 19:22:47 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 10 November 2009 02:01:02 pm Kees Cook wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 10:37:45PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > Please see for the
> > proposed policy.  We would appreciate review and (hopefully) approval at
> > the next tech board meeting for which it would be convenient for the
> > board.
> This proposal looks good.  I would like to understand one portion that
> isn't clear to me, though:
>  "For any update, Qt and KDE versions must match. Major Qt versions will
>   not be put in -proposed, -updates, or -backports."
> What happens in the case of needing a newer Qt for a KDE update?
> Has upstream promised not to do micro version updates of KDE that require
> major version updates of Qt?

Yes, upstream will never change the major Qt version requirement on a KDE 
point release. Basically the only way to break compatibility is to depend on a 
new feature from the next Qt, which doesn't happen with the bugfix releases. 
It has never been done in the past and never will. :)

> -Kees

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