On Friday 06 June 2008, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> Sune Vuorela <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >  - Huge advantage with kde4
> > Active upstream development, bugfixings and general work. Kde3 is dead.
>
> That point is moot for thinking about inclusion in a *stable*
> distribution. Noone disputes that kde4 is actually actively worked on,
> while KDE3 has gone to maintenance mode - but the only thing that counts
> is the quality of KDE3 and KDE4 in four to six weeks. After that, no
> development effort will end up in lenny, only maintenance will be
> needed.

"maintenance mode" - nah. a bit more dead than that. 

> This hasn't been brought up yet, but if KDE4.1 will end up as incomplete
> as it looks like right now [1]

I fail to see the incompleteness? Yes, there are details not working and it is 
different details than kde3,.
You need to be more specific here.

> , will the KDE team actually support it
> once 4.2 is out or will they try to get people to move on to 4.2 [2]?

They will of course try to get people to move on - but it will be considerable 
easier to backport stuff from 4.2 to 4.1 than to backport stuff from 4.2 to 
3.5.9.

> > I expect kde4.1 to be on time - but I actually think it is worth to delay
> > lenny for if needed.
>
> *cough*
>
> >> -Some arches do not like KDE 4
> >> Let's keep this short: KDE 4 needs to be built in all the release archs,
> >> and it actually does not.
> >
> > It is only hppa. It should be possible to get someone to fix it.
>
> "Should be possible" sucks for actual planning.

yes. But there isn't much to do about it. No porters and no porter machine 
available.


> Marc
>
> Footnotes:
> [1]  Meaning that myriads of details are not yet ported/finished
> [2]  Which is, as far as I understood, the promised land, where all KDE3
>      applications have been ported to KDE4, everything is polished and
>      flashy features have been spread over all software - just like 4.1
>      was promised to be when 4.0 came out.

[a]
http://lists.debian.org/debian-hppa/2008/05/msg00039.html

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