[CentOS-devel] New EPEL KDE Proposal

Fri Jan 20 19:43:32 UTC 2023
Troy Dawson <tdawson at redhat.com>

I plan on making two changes to the current EPEL KDE Update Schedule.[1]

** First:  EPEL 8 KDE Plasma Desktop is going to stay at the releases that
they currently are at.  We will backport major security fixes.  Bugs and
bugfixes will be best effort.  But we will not do any across the board
This is due to the older libraries in RHEL 8.  We've hit the limit that the
newer KDE versions can run on the older libraries.
EPEL 8 will have these versions (with a few exceptions)
plasma - 5.24
kf5 - 5.96
kde apps - 22.04 / 21.12 / 21.08 and some 21.04
qt5 - 5.15

**Second: We will do the across the board updates to the main epel branches
[2] every six months instead of once a year.  They will coincide with each
RHEL minor release, instead of every other RHEL minor release.
With the last release, we found that KDE packages like to build on
themselves.  Meaning that some 22.04 packages needed a previous version of
at least 21.08 to build.  That was fine on epel-next where we had updated
each six months.  But when we tried to build on plain epel8 or epel9,
things got complicated.
Doing a release every six months will allow users to get the newer updates
faster.  And although it sounds counter-intuitive, it will save the
maintainers time.

We haven't officially made this change yet.  So if anyone sees any issues
and/or problems.  Please let us know.

Thank You
Troy Dawson
Fedora KDE SIG

[1] - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/KDE/EPEL#Update_Schedule
[2] - Currently epel9, but epel10 when it comes out
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