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Re: meta-kde package and Testing

--- Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 09:51:44PM +0200, Hugo van der Merwe wrote:
> > Is there any chance that the meta-kde package can make it into testing 
> > before release?
> > 
> > Sorry, this has probably been asked many many times... (where's the 
> > answer, debian-devel ?)
> You'll have to check with the KDE maintainer, Chris Cheney. Somebody
> really needs to take it over and sort out its bugs - see #135796.

Since Chris is probably very busy working of the tasks shown below, 
1) Let me make you aware of his recent comments (below)
2) ajt:  If ccheney is roughly able to achieve his estimated schedule (below),
will that be sufficient to meet the deadline for inclusion in Woody's release?
3) ajt:  Is there a posted release time table?  I looked at
http://ftp-master.debian.org/testing/  and
and didn't find a timetable there.  Would it be a good idea to post a timetable
for the release at http://ftp-master.debian.org/testing/ ?

--- On 24 Feb 2002 12:08:45 -0600 Chris Cheney <ccheney@cheney.cx> wrote:
> As everyone else on this list knows dates like are meaningless since
> it is impossible to predict what will come up and I do have lots of
> outside pressures that will take away some time.  However, if you want
> a pretty date list here it is.
> 2/24 - finish kdebase
> 2/25 - finish kdeadmin
> 2/26 - finish kdegraphics
> 2/27 - finish kdemultimedia
> 2/28 - finish kdenetwork
> 3/ 1 - finish kdepim
> 3/ 2 - finish kdeutils
> 3/ 3 - finish kde-meta
> 3/ 4 - finish kde-i18n
> 3/ 5 - finish kdebindings
> 3/ 6 - finish kdoc
> kdebase appears to be the biggest obstacle currently, and the others
> are probably easier to fix.  I have been working on kdebase for about
> 5 days so far and I think it is almost finished.

Debian Bug report logs - #135796
meta-kde: this package badly needs a maintainer, and badly needs to get into
Package: meta-kde; Reported by: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>; 
dated Tue, 26 Feb 2002 02:33:02 UTC; 
Maintainer for meta-kde is Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>; 
Source for meta-kde is (unknown). 
Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian QA Group
<packages@qa.debian.org>, meta-kde@packages.qa.debian.org:
 Bug#135796; Package meta-kde. Full text available. 
Acknowledgement sent to Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian QA Group
<packages@qa.debian.org>, meta-kde@packages.qa.debian.org. Full text available.

Message received at submit@bugs.debian.org:

Received: (at submit) by bugs.debian.org; 26 Feb 2002 02:22:56 +0000
From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: meta-kde: this package badly needs a maintainer, and badly needs to
get into woody
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 21:25:25 -0500
Message-Id: <E16fXIz-0000Vj-00@silk.kitenet.net>
Sender: Joey Hess <joey@silk.kitenet.net>
Delivered-To: submit@bugs.debian.org

Package: meta-kde
Version: N/A; reported 2002-02-25
Severity: normal

Tasksel depends on the kde metapackages for its desktop task to work as
advertised. Somehow that metapackage has not yet made it into woody. It
is release critical that it does.

The packages in this metapackage have a large number of unsatisfyable
depends, according to the excuses page, expecially on non-i386, but on
i386 as well.

I'm not marking this bug as RC since this package needs to get into
woody and that won't help. Tasksel will be receiving the RC bug. IF this
is not quickly corrected, tasksel might be forced to drop support for

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modified: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 05:44:37 UTC 

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