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kikinovak 09-11-2013 12:37 PM

Slackware, KDE and long term support
 
Hi,

Just an idea. The KDE developer team announced 4.11 to be LTS for the coming two years. It would be nice to have a Slackware release sporting long-term support for KDE in patches/ out of the box.

Cheers,

Niki

PS: AlienBob will probably offer this anyway.

PPS: So will I :)

Alien Bob 09-12-2013 04:49 AM

I am not offering long-term support. My only focus is on slackware-current. I.e. Slackware development.

Eric

willysr 09-12-2013 05:11 AM

Even though it's marked as LTS, it's not the whole KDE, just some parts of it which makes it possible for the developers to transition to Framework 5 while still providing updates to KDE 4.x branches.

/patches are used for patched and security update packages, not for featuring new version which might have caused some regressions on it's way

I agree with Eric that it should be on -Current branch

kikinovak 09-12-2013 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 5026313)
I am not offering long-term support. My only focus is on slackware-current. I.e. Slackware development.

Eric

My mistake. Sorry.

kikinovak 09-12-2013 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willysr (Post 5026320)
/patches are used for patched and security update packages, not for featuring new version which might have caused some regressions on it's way

I understand this. But then, according to the KDE developer team, future minor releases of KDE 4.11 - that is, 4.11.1, 4.11.2, 4.11.3 etc. will focus on bug fixing without introducing any new features. At least, that's how I understood it. Which makes this whole thing especially attractive on production machines.

willysr 09-12-2013 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kikinovak (Post 5026404)
I understand this. But then, according to the KDE developer team, future minor releases of KDE 4.11 - that is, 4.11.1, 4.11.2, 4.11.3 etc. will focus on bug fixing without introducing any new features. At least, that's how I understood it. Which makes this whole thing especially attractive on production machines.

Even without introducing new features, some regression might slip. You may look on AlienBOB's blog post about KDE 4.11.1 and see the comments. Minor releases doesn't always guarantee that it might not have regressions :)

I also think that Eric will keep updating his KTown repository and since -Current will be the same as 14.1 for some time in the future (as the developer is taking a rest after one full cycle of development), people can still enjoy minor releases of KDE


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