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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Backporting patches to 3.5.13

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:17:37 -0600
> Hello
> I am a happy user of the Trinity 3.5.12. With the approaching date of
> release
> of 3.5.13, I rejoiced - at the earliest. However, already in the days
> before
> the release was seen reporting a number of problems and regressions. I was
> embarrassed. I would like to use 3.5.13, but some of the problems are
> fundamental. But even waiting for the R14 is not a good solution.
> I would like to help so that I backport patches for repair of critical
> problems in 3.5.13. I have a patched version of kdelibs (closing 569),
> kdebase (closing 690) and kmymoney (closing 672) compiled into packages
> for
> Debian Squeeeze (sources, amd64 and i386). I would like to provide
> packages
> to the official repository.
> Further I still watch KMail related errors (especially 635) and Kaffeine
> crashes (eg 559). And if you would be interested in this job, I might
> backport some other patches.
> Best regards,
> Slavek

Hi Slavek,

If you are interested in helping to backport patches to the stable
repositories for Debian and Ubuntu I would welcome the assistance.

When applying a patch to the official packages, the patched package needs
to be updated for Debian and Ubuntu, across all the distro versions
(Lucid, Maverick, Natty, Oneiric, Squeeze) supported by v3.5.13 at the
same time.  You will need to be somewhat familiar with Launchpad, as we
use the exact same system to process source uploads and build packages.

You would start by uploading your patched packages into a new
3.5.13-updates PPA.  There they can receive testing from our userbase
before being merged into the official repositories.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, please let me know and
I will contact you off-list with account information.

Thank you for your offer!