Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Mar 1 22:41:31 UTC 2013

Dmitry Shachnev <mitya57 at ubuntu.com> wrote:

>On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com>
>> ...
>>> - Create and use -experimental pocket (as suggested by Stefano) for
>>> testing unstable changes and handling transitions;
>> I can understand why people ask for this, but new pockets are very
>> complex to create due to extensive hardcoding of pocket semantics in
>> Launchpad; they aren't something we can do easily or flexibly.
>We can just use a centralized PPA then (for example, the desktop team
>already stages their experimental packages in their PPA). The only
>problem will be with managing upload rights to that PPA.
>> ...
>> Serious question: why is GTK+ materially different from the core KDE
>> libraries, which typically seem to be updated (even if only by minor
>> releases) as part of KDE version bumps?
>Because updating Gtk+ can potentially break the Unity stack and some
>components of GNOME we are using in Ubuntu Desktop. Updating core KDE
>libraries can break only KDE apps, which are updated to a compatible

Please have a look at all the kdelibs reverse depends. Only a small fraction of its users are part of KDE. 

Scott K

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