Re: KDE SC 4.4.2 available on qt-kde.debian.net
El Domingo, 28 de Marzo de 2010, Nick Boyce escribió:
> ... 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,
Is as simple as this: the KDE people releases the tarballs some days (I think
is a week) before the announcement, but only to packagers. Not a huge deal,
since the tag is public in SVN, but helps in many ways:
- it gives time to catch last minute problems.
- it gives time to promo team and translators to work on the announcements.
- it gives time to the packagers to do their job, so the day the announcement
is public, users that want to try the product can find it ready to use in
This is something that IMO is very well done by KDE. The day I read the
announcement on news sites about a new Mozilla browser, I always ask myself:
when will be packaged for Debian Sid? When will the translation be packaged
too? When will the extensions be ported and packaged so I can dist-upgrade
without removing packages with conflicts?
Modestas, and other packagers, are probably too bored to explain this again
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