[kubuntu-users] Re: KDE 3.5.6 released w Kubuntu packages

Scott Kitterman kubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Jan 27 21:16:54 GMT 2007


On Saturday 27 January 2007 16:06, Juergen Sauer wrote:
> Am Samstag, 27. Januar 2007 18:32 schrieb D. Michael McIntyre:
> > It's called a fork.  Fork Dapper.  Start your own distro.
>
> NO!
>
> Dapper is advertized as LTS. This means Long Time Support.
> For 5 Years.

It was 5 years for servers, but 3 years for desktops which is what we are 
discussing here.

> So it ist the releasmanagers duty to support the current line of KDE for
> this time range.
>
> KDE "WAS" Released officially for Dapper 6.06.01 LTS - refer to the
> release notice.

Yes.  It was 3.5.2.

> > You want the latest KDE, Firefox and OO.o built on top of a core that
> > keeps as much of the old Dapper as possible?  Go create it.  Make it
> > available, maintain it.
>
> No.
>
> Kubuntu Team has to ! Definetively !

No they don't.  The version of KDE with the LTS guarantee is 3.5.2.

> Or to fix every well known Problem of the already released KDE Packages !!
> I.e. the "logout Bug". (ksmserver crashes on logout if there are no optins
> for suspend/shudown/restart offered.... this is a most annoying BUG)

No, backport support is likely limited to security fixes.  

> > Problem solved.
>
> Excuse me, Sir, I am not convinced.
> Nothing is solved. Problems are generated.
>
> KDE 3.5.5 is released für 6.06.01 LTS - also it must be bugfixed or
> upgraded !

The original Dapper release announcement says it's 3.5.2 that has LTS.

http://kubuntu.org/announcements/6.06-lts-release.php

> On the other hand the whole kubuntu project will loose any respect and
> credits of the users. If there is no fix/follow up release the Kubnuntu
> project stumbles into a big trouble  !

Whining will get you nowhere.

All that said, I would appreciate it if Kubuntu would build official, but your 
LTS warranty is void, 3.5.6 debs for Dapper.

Scott K



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