Re: KDE4 and KDE3 separate
On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 02:10:44AM +0530, Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> Now that KDE4 is just about 25 days away from release, I was wondering what
> packaging policy is Debian going to make.
> Currently, this is what apt says:
> rrs@learner:~$ apt-cache policy kdebase
> Installed: 4:3.5.8.dfsg.1-2
> Candidate: 4:3.5.8.dfsg.1-2
> Version table:
> 4:3.97.0-1 0
> 50 http://ftp.debian.org experimental/main Packages
> 50 http://mirrors.kernel.org experimental/main Packages
> *** 4:3.5.8.dfsg.1-2 0
> 990 http://ftp.debian.org testing/main Packages
> 600 http://ftp.debian.org unstable/main Packages
> 990 http://mirrors.kernel.org testing/main Packages
> 600 http://mirrors.kernel.org unstable/main Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> 4:3.5.7-3lenny1 0
> 990 http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Packages
> So, Is KDE4 going to be an upgrade over KDE3 ?
> KDE3 is going to be maintained for some more time. Won't it be better to
> separate the packages till KDE3 is announced EOL ?
> There might be many users who would like to stick to KDE3.
KDE4 will remain in experimental for some time... (months). Only some parts of
kde4 will be co-installable with KDE3. Think we are planning release Lenny
with KDE 3.5.9. More info about this in a mail soon.