KDevelop and upstream frustration

Alex Fiestas afiestas at kde.org
Wed Nov 28 13:31:43 UTC 2012

On Friday 23 November 2012 01:00:15 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> The update was released for Kubuntu 12.10 a few hours ago.
> As a general rule, we don't update to new versions post release.  There are
> some packages that have exceptions to this policy based on upstreams
> committing to be very strict  about limiting there micro version releases to
> strictly bug fixes (I gather from this and your previous commentary on IRC
> that KDevelop does this).  KDE SC has such an exception.  To get an
> exception for KDevelop would require someone to ask the Ubuntu technical
> board to give it one as well.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates/MicroReleaseExceptions
> I would recommend finding someone in the Kubuntu community who is willing to
> work on this for you and work with them.  We can use this update that we
> just did as an example as a successful trial run after waiting a bit to
> make sure no regressions are reported.
> I understand it's frustrating.  There is a balance between being to slow and
> going so fast we end up breaking user's systems.  We lean towards caution
> (in the general process) because we place a high value on avoiding post
> release regressions (even if that means it take a little longer to get some
> things fixed).
Is there any place with a list of all exceptions?

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