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#1 2022-01-14 14:35

Tolkem
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Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life!

Norbert Preining:

After having been (again) demoted (timed perfectly to my round birthday!) based on flimsy arguments, I have been forced to rethink the level of contribution I want to do for Debian. After about 20 years in Debian, time to send off quite some stuff that has accumulated over time.

KDE/Plasma, frameworks, Gears, and related packages
All these packages are group maintained, so there is not much to worry about. Furthermore, a few new faces have joined the team and are actively working on the packages, although mostly on Qt6. I guess that with me not taking action, frameworks, gears, and plasma will fall back over time (frameworks: Debian 5.88 versus current 5.90, gears: Debian 21.08 versus current 21.12, plasma up-to-date at the moment).

With respect to my packages on OBS, they will probably also go stale over time. Using Arch nowadays, I lack the development tools necessary to build Debian packages, and above all, the motivation.

I am sorry for all those who have learned to rely on my OBS packages over the last years, bringing modern and up-to-date KDE/Plasma to Debian/stable, please direct your complaints at the responsible entities in Debian.

Looks like sooner or later we won't be able to keep on enjoying his KDE pkgs in Q4OS/Debian. sad 
https://www.preining.info/blog/2022/01/ … in-debian/

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#2 2022-01-15 15:20

Midas
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Re: Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

Damn online ego wars: I wasn't privy with his work up to now, but judging by quantity alone -- he was maintainer of over 420 packages -- this is a big loss for the Debian/KDE camp... yikes

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#3 2022-01-20 05:01

tlmiller76
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Registered: 2016-11-29
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Re: Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

I know you use them extensively like I do Tolkem, so if you come across another repository of plasma current to be able to keep Debian up to date, please do post.  I will also do the same.  For now, I've started updating my machines to remove his repos, very unhappy me.

ksnip-20220119-210058.png

Last edited by tlmiller76 (2022-01-20 05:01)


Q4OS machine - Currently none.  sad

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#4 2022-01-20 18:51

Tolkem
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Re: Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

tlmiller76 wrote:

I know you use them extensively like I do Tolkem, so if you come across another repository of plasma current to be able to keep Debian up to date, please do post.  I will also do the same.  For now, I've started updating my machines to remove his repos, very unhappy me.

https://i.ibb.co/9cdLhFy/ksnip-20220119-210058.png

Of course, I will. Let's hope someone else take the mantle. I wish I had the knowledge(and equipment)to do it myself.

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#5 2022-01-21 14:33

tlmiller76
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From: AZ, USA
Registered: 2016-11-29
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Re: Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

Tolkem wrote:
tlmiller76 wrote:

I know you use them extensively like I do Tolkem, so if you come across another repository of plasma current to be able to keep Debian up to date, please do post.  I will also do the same.  For now, I've started updating my machines to remove his repos, very unhappy me.

https://i.ibb.co/9cdLhFy/ksnip-20220119-210058.png

Of course, I will. Let's hope someone else take the mantle. I wish I had the knowledge(and equipment)to do it myself.

You and me both.  I DID try to do this once, and it was a COMPLETE failure.


Q4OS machine - Currently none.  sad

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#6 2022-01-30 17:48

Tolkem
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Re: Norbert Preining: Future of “my” packages in Debian

@tlmiller
KDE team announced that Plasma 5.24 will be LTS, which means that current stable/bullseye might get it as a regular update
https://cloud7.news/linux/kde-plasma-5- … s-version/

One of the best-looking and handful desktop environments, KDE Plasma, is almost getting a new long-term-support version. According to the schedule, the new KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS will be the last LTS version until the development of Plasma 6 begins.

https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Pla … e_releases

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