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Re: How about releasing an update of xorg-x11-drv-intel for Fedora 11

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Well, I do remember spending hours switching from kmail to thunderbird
> in the past because a KDE update in Fedora broke IMAP support and it
> stayed broken for quite sometime.

There have indeed been a few KMail regressions (especially with IMAP) which 
slipped through, both in 3.5 times and in early 4.x times. I'll also clarify 
that none of those regressions completely "broke IMAP support". What 
happened is that some IMAP-related feature broke, affecting some users (and 
I'm sorry you were hit by it), whereas most had their IMAP working just 
fine. So those bugs weren't trivial to catch. I'm not claiming we're 
perfect, nor that upstream KDE is. That said, we haven't had such issues 
recently, so things seem to have improved there on the upstream side.

> Also many of the KDE apps after a rewrite tend to be quite close to
> alpha/beta releases for a while rather than general releases, Amarok being
> a good example. It is sometimes pretty tricky to judge.

The Amarok rewrite was NOT pushed as an update. Fedora 9 stayed with 1.4.x 
until Fedora 9's EOL. On the other hand, Fedora 10 shipped with a beta of 
2.0 (for similar reasons as why F11 shipped with a Thunderbird beta: we knew 
that the 2.0 release would be close, that upgrading from 1.4 to 2.x in 
updates wasn't really an option and that 1.4 was being EOLed by upstream) 
and tracked 2.0.x, 2.1.x and now 2.2.x, which were all incremental 
improvements, not rewrites.

        Kevin Kofler

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