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Re: proposal for the KDE 3.3 transition

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 06:02:05PM +0100, Adeodato Simó wrote:
>   the purpose of this mail is to explain to the Release Team the
>   (straightforward) proposal that the KDE Team has come up with to
>   ensure a safe transition of KDE 3.3 to sarge.

>   in a nutshell, the intention is the same as that of some weeks ago:
>   let it happen all at once.

>   to address Steve's concerns that some external factor (e.g., a
>   lately reported serious bug) could affect the transition, we plan on
>   uploading a new kdelibs 3.3.1-2 package that will conflict with
>   versions << 4:3.3.0 of all the official KDE metapackages (1).

>       (1) which are: kdeaccessibility kdeaddons kdeadmin kdeartwork
>       kdebase kdebindings kdeedu kdegames kdegraphics kde-i18n
>       kdemultimedia kdenetwork kdepim kdesdk kdetoys kdeutils kdewebdev.

>   then, britney will allow either all of these packages to enter, or
>   none, since allowing kdelibs alone would make the rest uninstallable
>   in sarge.

I trust that this list of packages covers all of the KDE 3.3 source

>   when can the transition happen? well, once we get RMs' approval to the
>   plan, we will upload kdelibs 3.3.1-2 with urgency=medium, and then
>   some RM will have to (or instruct us to) close #266478 ("new kdelibs
>   should not enter testing alone").

Unless anyone else on the release team objects, I think this plan is
sufficient for getting KDE3.3 into testing.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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