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Re: [debian-devel] Re: [debian-devel] Re: [debian-devel] Re: The stable/testing/unstable branches not a solution ?

A levelezőm azt hiszi, hogy Dominique Devriese a következőeket írta:
> Magos  writes:
> > If we won't delay release because KDE: 
> > -those who want to stick to stable will still have to use KDE 2,
> >  so they see no difference
> > -those who want to use newer KDE still have to use unstable, so
> >  they also see no difference
> You miss the point that people have been complaining about woody being
> incredibly outdated, ever since KDE3 was out.  Trust me, we receive a
> lot of complaints like this.  Releasing sarge without KDE3 would be
> pretty insane, and would drive a lot of desktop users, including me,
> away from Debian.

I am also receiving lot of complaints about woody being outdated.
And all the other maintainers do. But our packages are ready
for the new release since ages. Not releasing Real Soon Now
will also drive away a lot of users (not including me).

If we don't release, we will continue to have a fundamental
problem. If we do release, we will have an image problem.
Image problems can be handled with communication. For
example call the next release interim, and do not bump up
major version number. Or call it release candidate "waiting
for KDE 3 -which have some problems related to debian policy
compliancy- to be ported". Or call it a core release,
containing the most important packages. Anything.

> > -KDE maintainers will know that there is a time limit, so they
> >  might feel more pressure to do their work. It has a positive impact
> >  on their users.
> KDE maintenance was pretty quiet for a while, but recently, it seems
> interest and activity has increased.  However, the KDE packages are
> huge, are part of lots of annoying dependency chains, contain a lot of
> different programs and tools, many of which require some sort of
> special handling.  Furthermore, upstream is pretty bad wrt. FHS,
> Debian policy and building on the more rare architectures etc.  This
> all means that the KDE packages require a lot of work to package. If
> you are interested in helping out, you are very welcome.

(You provide here a lot of munition for a nice anti-KDE flamewar
which I would like to skip.)

Sorry, I have enough todo with my packages, and I do not use KDE

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