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

john levin john at technolalia.org
Fri Mar 9 13:19:29 GMT 2007

Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 12:41:32PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:

>> 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.

I recall that there were plans for Ubuntu having a 'Sid'; an unstable 
version precisely for this sort of situation. (Wasn't it going to be 
called Grumpy?) Has anything come of this, or has the idea been dropped?

It strikes me that KDE4 is an example of something that will probably 
re-occur: incorporating long-term development cycles and alpha packages 
into the K/Ubuntu release process.


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