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Re: KDE updates (was Re: KDE 3.1 Still missing sound)

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On Freitag, 31. Januar 2003 20:48, Nick Leverton wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 03:31:16AM +0100, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> > I think I've fixed that already a week ago. You may need to update (which
> > I recommend since earlier builds of kdelibs are containing security
> > holes, so please update to the latest builds, the ones on ktown are
> > identical to the ones on the KDE ftp mirrors)
> Ralf,
> Many thanks once again for an excellent port, I installed KDE3.1 on
> Testing yesterday and I am very impressed with it.
> May I ask what the updates policy will be, will KDE be keeping the
> official KDE Debian versions up to date, or do you hope to do this from
> ktown/~nolden ?  Also will the apps you've ported be kept up to date
> too ?  In other words, can I keep your repository in my sources.list,
> with all the funky apps you have done, and just apt-get update as normal ?

Yes. You can expect it to stay there for quite a while :-) I intend to provide 
as many debs for KDE 3 apps in the repository as my time allows and which 
priorities I have. First it was to get a working 3.1 for woody (needed by the 
company I work for, credativ (www.credativ.de) for a contract for Woody 
installations using KDE 3.1, including Aegypten (the README on ktown tells 
more about the reasons), then a set of needed third party apps also. I ended 
up building packages for apps that I found useful for myself and already 
applied as debian maintainer to get those apps in unstable after 3.1 is in. 
Anyway, I will continue the official KDE builds for KDE releases on Woody and 
provide apps there for the public. 

I'm also considering to remove the KDE 3.1 debs completely as the ftp servers 
mirror them to reduce the load on ktown itself, so having the KDE download 
debline will need to be added. Then I could open up a second repository with 
builds from HEAD independent from the current one for people who want to hunt 
bugs on HEAD and want to give it a try, but no earlier than in a couple of 
weeks after the 3.1.1 release is over.

> Nick

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