On Sunday 28 March 2010 13:04:37 Nick Boyce wrote: > On 28/03/2010 18:14, Matthew Moore wrote: > > On Sunday 28 March 2010 9:55:48 am Perich Barber wrote: > > [Modestas wrote:] > > >> "If you still wonder how packages were made available early, you > >> have a choice not to install them rather than ask." > > I didn't think it was rude /or/ bad-mannered either. > > I figured it was simply a commentary on how the author (Modestas) half > expected a deluge of knee-jerk queries from list-members asking how on > earth Debian packages can be available before the source has even been > released by kde.org ..... > > .... and I expect the answer to that is *either* that the Debian devs > work so closely with the KDE devs that they get privileged early access, The KDE release team co-ordinates with packagers and is able to provide them access to the release tarballs a few days (rarely more than a week) before the official release announcement is made and the tarballs appear in the public download section of the KDE website. The Debian Qt/KDE team may have even more privileged access to the source, as well, but I don't know anything about that. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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