KCI builds once b-series (18.04 LTS) development starts

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 19:44:26 UTC 2017

Amen to all that. The upcoming LTS should be our best yet, and will
take a lot of attention, love, testing, polishing. Anything that
doesn't further that should be moved out of the way in my opinion.


On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Rik Mills <rikmills at kubuntu.org> wrote:
> Once the b-series (18.04 development start we would have 4 active series
> building on KCI. Xenial, Zesty, Artful and 'b-series'.
> Since we already arguably generate too many builds at present, then I
> propose that we retire builds for both Xenial and Zesty.
> Rational for those:
> Xenial - There is little that we are likely to backport to Xenial any
> more with the help of KCI, and what individual packages we might can be
> test built on a case by case basis. We already have some breakages with
> Xenial builds due to difficult to backport dependencies, which is only
> going to get worse with time. It would be a better use of time and
> resources to concentrate on the upcoming next LTS.
> Zesty - Similar to Xenial, there is little now that we would with to
> backport for Zesty. We cannot/should not backport 18.04 versions in the
> backports ppa, as this would break Zesty -> Artful upgrades via the
> release upgrader when a user had the backports ppa packages installed.
> Zesty also only has 3 months worth of life once Artful is released, so
> it will be going away soon anyway.
> Thoughts/opinions please?
> Regards
> Rik Mills

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