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Re: KDEE3 question

[Excuse the dodgy quality, I'm trying to construct a reply from DWN].

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002 15:03:05 +0100, Michael Meskes scrawled:
> but since gcc 2.95 is still standard in Debian I guess the switch to 3.2
> will take much longer than the release of KDE 3.1 which is due next
> week.
> And the explanation "we have no KDE 3 since we are still using gcc 2.95"
> doesn't sound too good because there is no technical reason to couple
> these two.

First thing: KDE 3.1 will not be released this week. Expect a public
announcement on this soon, but until then, I can say no more. Sorry, but
it's out of my control.

Secondly, ftpmasters have to add overrides for new packages, in case you
didn't realize. That takes time: their time adding them, and our time
waiting. We're trying to minimize the problems by ramming KDE3.1 in with
gcc 3.2 and killing two birds with one stone. Not doing so just adds a
stupid amount of work to both us (the Debian KDE maintainers - Chris,
Ben Burton, Daniel Schepler, David Pashley, Ralf Nolden, and myself),
and the ftpmasters.

Until then, you'll just have to wait. More work also still has to be
done on 2.2->3.1 upgrades before it goes into sid, but that's a
completely moot point, because it probably won't go in for over a month,
even if gcc 3.2 on SPARC is finally fixed.

Daniel, occasional KDE package monkey

Daniel Stone                                     <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

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