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Month: December 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Upgrades to TDE 3.5.13 ...

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:30:29 -0600
> 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. ;-)