call for votes: KDE4 uploads to universe

George Farris farrisg at
Tue Mar 13 15:19:31 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-13-03 at 01:29 +0100, Jérémie Corbier wrote:
> 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.

Yes, please don't include this in universe, it confuses the hell out of
people.  Please remember there are many, many light weight Linux users
out there that really have no idea what kde3 or kde4 is and don't care.
They don't care about Gnome-2.16 or Gnome 2.18 ether just that the
software doesn't completely mess them up.

With the popularity of Ubuntu now and probably never again is the time
to mess with Universe so close to a release.  Just my $0.02 worth.

Why not just make a kde experimental repository for the the time being.

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