New KDE Frameworks Versions as SRU

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 20 15:17:07 UTC 2014


On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, November 20, 2014 03:56:13 PM Harald Sitter wrote:
>> >> There is a need for bugfixes, which unfortunately may or may not
>> >> contain features. That being said, with frameworks being mostly
>> >> libraries a 'feature' is a new function, which quite simply can not
>> >> break existing functions by being there. C++ doesn't work like this.
>> >
>> > I completely agree bug fixes are needed.  I think it's very unfortunate
>> > that upstream decided to abandon their traditional post-release support.
>> I think the solution to that is to get yourself into a position to
>> influence the KDE decision making. Not blocking progress for the sake
>> of blocking progress.
>
> I did participate in the upstream discussion when the decision was taken.

So clearly the arguments for bugfix releases were not good enough.

> I don't view it as blocking progress.  I think upstream giving up on
> maintenance was anything but progress.  I view it as protecting our users.

I think that should be KDE's users. We don't produce a whole lot of
software really.

> I'm open to changing my mind in the future based on a demonstrated record of
> consistent success.  I don't think that exists yet.

Fair enough.



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