Robert Simmons rsimmons0 at gmail.com
Sun May 22 22:54:36 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Robert Simmons <rsimmons0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Are there plans to update KTorrent and libktorrent to 4.1.1?  The
>> version in maverick and natty, 4.0.5, has a crash that leaves a zombie
>> process that prevents KTorrent from being opened again which then
>> requires a reboot to use KTorrent again.  Please see
>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=267853
>> This bug does not appear in 4.1 and the current version is 4.1.1
> Stable release update policies generally disallow that, as there is
> grave regression potential from introducing new feature baring
> versions into a stable release using the regular updates repository.
> It could however go into the backports repository, once 4.1 lands in oneiric.
> The probably most sensible option would probably be to get an as small
> as possible patch that fixes this particular issue, so that this
> individual bug fix could be deployed via updates to every user.

Well, I had submitted a bug report to bugs.kde.org about the problem,
and the suggestion was to upgrade to 4.1 because the bug was not
reproducible in that version, which I did and it fixed the problem.  I
now have to keep the built-from-source version in /usr/local

How does something land in oneiric?  Is the optimal thing for it to
drop into debian first?

And, once something is there in the dev branch, how does it move into backports?

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