call for votes: KDE4 uploads to universe

Jérémie Corbier jcorbier at
Tue Mar 13 00:29:24 GMT 2007

Hi everybody,

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 12:00:36AM +0100, Luka Renko wrote:
> Stefan, kde4* packages in feisty would help KDE application developers to work 
> on snapshot version of the packages. These packages are not meant for end 
> users, but to make Kubuntu a better platform for KDE developers that want to 
> move their apps to KDE4. So, I do not see much point in removing this 
> packages before the release of fesity.

While I totally understand that it is much more convenient development-wise to
have these packages in the official archive, my main concern is that most of our
KDE users might want to try early-development KDE 4 applications and break parts
of their system. I have had so many bad experiences giving support to people
running into many weird situations with packages such as compiz that I am kind
of reluctant when it comes to experimental packages in official releases.

> Jonathan could probably host these packages in repositories, but 
> this would limit the number of architectures as he can provide i386 only. 
> This is why he would like to have them in universe and use ubuntu buildd 
> infrastructure (and mirrors...).

I don't know what is the status of this proposal but I think I have seen someone
on #u-motu talking about using our new ubuntuwire build farm as unofficial build
daemons. It may be worth the effort for KDE 4 and potentially other big
transitions in Universe.

My 2 cents.


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