Kubuntu required package-set updates for Zesty (17.04)

Clive Johnston clivejo at kubuntu.org
Thu Feb 2 12:03:48 UTC 2017

Hi Lukasz,

I have personally tried reaching out to the Archive Admin, on a number of
occasions now, as has my colleague Rik Mills. But every request has been
met by a frustrating silence and inaction.  This is hugely demoralising for
the team as we pride ourselves on getting the latest KDE software on Ubuntu
to our users, but are being prevented in doing so, due to not having
sufficient upload permissions. The KDE dependency layers mean that often a
key package can bring our packaging effort to a stand-still as it affects
the entire KDE stack.

It does feel like we are going nowhere, very fast, especially as feature
freeze is approaching.  This maybe due to the recent turn over in Kubuntu
contributors (losing several MOTU's) and the new people (like myself) not
knowing how the process works or the go-to people to talk to when we hit a
problem.  If there are reasons behind our requests being ignore, we would
like to know why and hopefully resolve those issues.

We would appreciate any advice on how to resolve the issues faced.  I would
also like to thank-you for your prompt reply and your time in helping us
with this request.

With kind regards,

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Lukasz Zemczak <lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
> wrote:

> Hello Clive,
> I can take care of this request but I'd first need those packages
> landing in the archive. Please try reaching out to an active archive
> admin to perform NEW reviews of those and accept them to Ubuntu.
> Cheers,
> On 2 February 2017 at 00:57, Clive Johnston <clivejo at kubuntu.org> wrote:
> > I would like to request that the Kubuntu package-set is refreshed and
> > updated for Zesty.
> >
> > We have new sources in our supported releases of KDE Frameworks, KDE
> > Applications and Plasma 5 desktop suite. In addition some other new
> sources
> > from KDE and support libraries. Many are a result of KDE splitting larger
> > source repositories that built multiple apps or components into their
> > smaller constituent parts.
> >
> > These have been added to our supported seed, so I would like to request
> that
> > the script to generate and add these to our package-set is run.
> >
> > Some of these have been uploaded already to zesty by MOTU sponsor, but
> are
> > currently in the zesty new queue waiting to be checked by archive
> admins. I
> > would be grateful if you could check once the script has run that these
> have
> > been added, as I am unsure if they will get picked up while in the 'new'
> > queue. Please find below the packages in the NEW queue:
> >
> > Source names:
> >
> > minuet
> > konqueror
> > kommander
> > klinkstatus
> > kimagemapeditor
> > kfind
> > kfilereplace
> > keditbookmarks
> > kdialog
> >
> > Many thanks,
> > Kubuntu Development Team
> >
> >
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