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Month: September 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Building KDE 3.5.11

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 11:57:04 -0700 (PDT)
> We are fast approaching a feature freeze.  I think
> I'll set it at
> September 15 at this point; that will leave a few weeks to
> debug anything
> major prior to the 3.5.12 release, which will most likely
> coincide with
> the release of Ubuntu Maverick.  Any debugging
> information you can give me
> in the meantime would be great; I would very much like
> 3.5.12 to build
> properly under a non-Debian distribution.

If we get that far, I think we'll have to provide a snapshot of the official 3.5.12 source tarballs. As I mentioned, Slackers tend to be DIY folks and many who might want to try 3.5.12 will want to build their own packages rather than download binary packages. Here is an example of what many Slackers will expect to find:

Just a directory of tarballs.

Initially many will not be interested in the third-party apps. Only after they prove to themselves they can build and use 3.5.12 will they look into the third-party apps. Yet once again, they will want to find a source tarball of some kind and not svn.

There will be some Slackers who will want to download binary packages. You have offered to provide those packages but currently, I amusing 12.2. Many Slackers are using 13.0, 13.1, and Current. If all goes well I'll be able to test building packages in those releases, but if you provide packages, you'll have to support 12.2, 13.0, and 13.1. YOu can support Current, but nobody will be upset if you do not.

I realize lots has to happen between now and then. I'm just letting you know ahead of time.