[ubuntu-motu] Re: KDE 4 uploads to universe

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 9 12:51:55 GMT 2007

On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 12:41:32PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> I summarise the request from my POV with arguments that count to me,
> please correct me if I got something wrong:
>   * the KDE4 packages don't affect any existing KDE3 installation from
>     ubuntu main
>   * the KDE4 packages from universe are co-installable with the packages
>     from main
>   * user settings are kept separately, no migration is planned
>   * the packages are provided as-is, this means: no support after
>     release, and are intended as technology preview packages.

They're correct.

> I understand that you all like to have always the latest stuff in the
> archive, espc. when it's doesn't affect any existing installations
> and/or packages.  However I feel that it would help the feisty release
> more, if the time and energy which is put into these KDE4 package was
> devoted to the KDE3 packages. However, since I don't want to tell anyone
> what do do, and everyone is free to work on any project he wants, I
> don't have strong objections either. My concern is rather that having
> KDE4 distracts developers and users from using, testing and fixing the
> existing KDE3 packages.

The packages help upstream developers as well as ensuring Kubuntu is
ready for KDE 4 when it does get released.


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