On Samstag 25 Juli 2009, Stephan Binner wrote:
> Can please you comment on the stability of the Kile/KDE4 port? Would it be
> an absolute insane idea to ship a current snapshot in openSUSE 11.2? :-)
well we got asked a few months ago the same question by the ubuntu devs. And
we agreed that it is okay to ship a svn snapshot.
But, from my POV, this turned out not too well.
The main things to check are:
- The user has to know that this is beta software (already fixed, upstream
- The version number of kile must be so that we as devs know what the users
uses (already fixed, upstream thing)
- all upstream bugs showing up should, as usual, be reported to bugs.kde.org.
(worked quite well)
- users will more likely encounter bugs and don't know how to get a more up to
So what would be your idea for the last point?
Can opensuse Factory provide binaries for the final version of kile once it is
> ---------- Forwarded Message ----------
> Subject: [opensuse-kde] Kile in openSUSE 11.2
> Date: Friday 24 July 2009
> From: Christian Trippe <trippe_mailinglisten@...>
> To: opensuse-kde@...
> this email is about the question if Kile should be updated to the KDE4
> version for 11.2 although it has only a beta release at the moment.
> The KDE3 version which is in Factory at the moment is in my opinion somehow
> broken as all the default file viewers (kdiv, kpdf, kghostview) are already
> dropped from factory as far as I see and one has to configure kile manually
> to use okular.
Well the tools are the least problem. I could provide a patch for that. And
from my own experience kile 2.0.3 is really stable.
> Also there is at least one more or less critical bug in the KDE3 version
> which will not get fixed: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189126
Although this bug is really scarry, it was only encountered once in the KDE3
versions of kile. So I think this bug would be no showstopper.
> I have used the KDE4 version regularly over the last months and find it
> ready to use.
> And there is https://features.opensuse.org/306844 which would only be
> useful for the KDE4 version, as far as I understand.
The on-the-fly spellchecking is really a nice feature and is currently
incorporated into KDE 4.4 trunk.
So I would be okay with a beta version of kile in opensuse 11.2 as we don't
have scary bugs open.
If you do that I would kindly request a few things:
- Don't exchange the scary "kile beta" splashscreen. This is on purpose.
- Tell us the last date where you can accept updates for your kile packages.
Maybe we can have a beta2/rc1 at this date.
- Can you post the source code patches you add to kile somewhere? Usually
distros fix a few things but also don't tell upstream ;)