On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote: >> On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 9:19 PM, Timothy Pearson >> <kb9vqf@...> wrote: >>> >>> Most likely you will have to wait for the next release. I assume you >>> have >>> bug reports in for the problems you are experiencing? >>> >>> Tim >>> >>> >> >> >> Hi Tim, >> >> Although Trinity is great and is already very stable, you had >> previously recognized that the TDE 3.5.13 release lacks some >> polishing. >> >> So, if some bugs and corrections are being done by the devs, why not >> let the users get them now, instead of waiting 6 or more months? >> >> The point here, is that with Debian, people are used to get new >> upgrades, new versions, and more important, bug corrections via >> apt-get, _all the time_. >> >> So, maybe Trinity lacks here is a maintainer for the Debian packages, >> so that they can been regularly upgraded, at least if not with new >> features, with bug corretions and general polishing?? >> >> Thanks. >> > > At this point it is a combination of several factors: > 1.) What you have mentioned already; that is, I am the defacto Debian > maintainer and don't have much free time. QuickBuild should allow an > interested maintainer to step up and start working on this part of the > project without much difficulty. > 2.) The fixes simply aren't in GIT yet. The GIT transition is scheduled > to be finished by the end of December. > 3.) During the GIT transition we are renaming a bunch of *KDE* strings to > *TDE*. This makes it extremely difficult to fire off a build from the > sources in GIT and actually have it work with the 3.5.13 builds. Instead, > someone would have to be willing to cherry pick the patches into the > Debian build files for 3.5.13, and remove any renaming that has already > been completed. > > To summarize, in principle I would love to see SRUs for the main supported > distributions. In practice we need more manpower to see it happen. ;-) > > Tim > Yes, now I understand why there will be no upgrade to 3.5.13. But it seems it's not a comfortable situation for TDE, it's a circle: without resource$ that leads to manpower, Trinity does progress very slow, BUT if it progresses slow, large corporations or else that can sponsor TDE development will run away. May I gave a suggestion? Why not make a release, 3.5.14, in early January, after the move to Git and the rename thing is completed?? Even if it cures only a small bunch of bugs, it will be good, in many respects. I don't know about others, but for myself, I can wait till January, but I will not wait for six months to have some needed polishing done, and will go away from TDE. What you think?