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Re: KDE and Debian Packages

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On Sat, 11 May 2002 16:15, Josef Spillner wrote:
> On Saturday 11 May 2002 04:12, David Findlay wrote:
> > The KDE team release packages for Mandrake, Suse, Redhat, etc. Why don't
> > they release packages for Debian? They can't possibly be much harder to
> > release than ones for other distro's. What's the reason they don't?
> > Thanks,
> Three rules to follow:
> 1. The KDE team releases source tarballs.
> 2. The KDE team releases source tarballs.
> 3. The KDE team releases source tarballs.
> Packagers are given FTP space to upload their packages. As Debian is a
> volunteer-driven project, and had several troubles (including maintainer
> changes) for all KDE-related stuff, it took longer than it should have
> taken. Now that experimental packages are available, testing them is the
> most important thing to do.
> See that KDE 3.0.1 debs are done before 3.0.1 is even officially released -
> it is very likely that in the future, Debian is mentioned among the other
> distributors for binary convenience packages.

If I sounded like I was complaining, I wasn't. I'd rather wait and have well 
done packages than have quickly chucked together ones. That will be good if 
those packages are ready one the day of 3.0.1 release. They seem to wait for 
Suse, mandrake, etc, why can't they also wait for Debian to be ready for the 
release. :-) Thanks,

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