On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Rex Dieter wrote:
Like most any group making hard decisions, the KDE SIG bases them on the
best information available. Fact is, we extensively tested this new version
for over a month, and every serious issue/blocker that was reported or
identified was addressed prior to releasing this.
Unfortunately, it seems there were more problems than what we were aware of
when the decision was made to do the 4.4.0 (stable) update. Yeah, that
Maybe 1 month of testing was not enough. We should have left it in
update-testing for 2 months, 3 months... This would give more time to
the "curious" users to test KDE. This is why I defend the extensive
use of updates-testing idea. 4.x.0 releases stay in updates-testing
for a month. It is never pushed to stable. After a month 4.x.1 is
released with bugfixes. That one goes to testing, stays there for
about another month and then it will be pushed to stable. x.0.0
releases wait 1 full Fedora release to get in (speaking of 4.0.0 if
anyone didn't notice.).
There is one more thing. Very important thing. We have been pushing
KDE releases asap so far, and although it hurt me at times (at school
and at work), I like it. I don't blame people who don't. Here is the
thing: The bugs need to be reported most of the time to get fixed.
Fedora has been a pioneer in KDE development in this sense. If we
don't push 4.x.0 releases to stable, the 4.x.1 will be more buggy,
since not many distros do kde 4.x.0 updates to their stable releases.
Someone has to make some sort of sacrifice but I cannot come up with a
good-for-all resolution for this issue.