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On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Marc Paré <> wrote:
KDE does not offer binaries as a rule.  There are Mandriva binaries on
the KDE ftp server, but that is the only distribution that has
binaries on the KDE server.  Further, I do not think that those are
actually produced by KDE itself, KDE was simply nice enough to host
them.  In fact several people, myself included, have suggested to KDE
developers that they release official binaries and they refused,
saying that it was the responsibility of the distributions to produce
the binaries.


You are probably right there too. It wouldn't hurt though to try it and s
what kind of response the LibO community got from such a service. Maybe f
a dependencies point of view it would be too hard to manage still. IMHO,
would be nice if the LibO packages came out prepped for immediate
installation/update for distros.

It sounds like you thought that it was a good idea for KDE updates too.


I am not saying it is a bad idea, although it may be more work than it
is worth.  What I am saying is that we shouldn't just go and do it on
our own, we need to talk to individual distributions to find out how
to make this as useful as possible for them and how to eliminate or at
least minimize any conflicts it may cause.  I don't think decision
should be made unilaterally by us, I think it needs to be made with a
lot of discussion with the distributions.  It isn't a bad thing
necessarily, but it has the potential to cause conflicts, which is the
last thing a budding fork wants to do.


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