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Old 09-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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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.

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Niki

PS: AlienBob will probably offer this anyway.

PPS: So will I
 
Old 09-12-2013, 03:49 AM   #2
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I am not offering long-term support. My only focus is on slackware-current. I.e. Slackware development.

Eric
 
Old 09-12-2013, 04:11 AM   #3
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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
 
Old 09-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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I am not offering long-term support. My only focus is on slackware-current. I.e. Slackware development.

Eric
My mistake. Sorry.
 
Old 09-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #5
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/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.
 
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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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