Bug#634797: Transition priorities?
i was amazed to discover that the whole KDE SC 4.7 transition into unstable
requested the 1st of Jan 2012 is blocked by (the opencv transition which
was itself requested/started on July 2011, itself blocked by) a few
completely "minor" packages like
mrpt-libs scilab-sivp freej gmic frei0r-plugins
which FTBFS with the latest opencv.
I know i could/should contribute to speed things up ;-) but anyways
please let me make my point as a long term Debian user/fan :-)
IMHO it seems an unreasonable situation, which doesn't do a favor to
Debian, its users, nor to the Debian-KDE maintainers which worked hard
on the transition. It is obvious that thousands of people are eagerly
waiting for KDE SC 4.7 and 4.8 now also in Debian, and holding that
just due to some "almost irrelevant" packages that most of the users don't
even heard of looks silly.
Why not move those packages out of unstable into experimental if they don't
get fixed, and let the KDE transition continue? most of these packages are
not even in testing...
My 2.5cts :-)