Alpha software and 9.10

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Sep 29 20:41:06 BST 2009

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 15:30:31 -0400 Jonathan Thomas <echidnaman at> 
>It has come to my attention that two pieces of software that we had 
>would have stable releases by now have now. We need to decide what the 
>decision would be to handle this situation.
>Kaffiene, which has replaced Dragon Player as the default media player, is 
>currently at  1.0 prerelease 1. A second pre-release has been released by 
>Kaffeine (and needs sponsorship if a core-dev feels generous) but is still 
>very much an alpha. It should be said that there is a not-uncommon startup-
>crasher that Kaffeine currently has[1]. Dragon Player, by contrast, is 
>more stable and has complete KDE support for bug fixes. I cannot advocate 
>default inclusion of Kaffeine in the state it's currently in.
>K3b I'm a bit less dead-set about. Currently it is at 1.66 (alpha 2 of 2.0 I 
>guess) and from what I and a few others have seen, burns things quite fine. 
>There have been a few crash reports against the KDE4 version[2] (I count 4) 
>Upstream also seems to have died after alpha 2 was released, which was almost 
>4 months ago[3]. Do we want to revert to a KDE3 version? Harald Sitter and 
>agreed that polling our userbase in regards to this would be a good idea, 
>we also both lamented that we don't really have a good way to go about 
>Anyway, in my opinion Kaffeine should at the least not be part of the 
>installation. I'm still thinking about my opinion on K3b, but if we want 
>take care of this at all, we really need to do so soon.
>Take care,
>Jonathan Thomas, your emergency backup Jonathan.

I doubt we have the room for kdelibs for KDE3 back on the CD, so reverting 
K3B, also means (I'm pretty sure) no K3B on the CD.

Scott K

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