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Re: 5.1.9 tagged for release


Hi Carsten

This is a balancing act. Quite some time ago we decided that we should
make the release _announcement_ (on the website) when we have build
available for some major platforms, these specifically being windows,
ubuntu ppa and macos, mostly because that gives us some good
"coverage" and we control those builds "ourselves". I am not trying to
exclude you as a kicad maintainer. Your feedback is always valuable
concise :)

By having the release announcement, it is easier to use that as a
reference when users are flagging packages in various distros.
Essentially we don't expect other distros to have builds ready by the
release announcement.


On Wed, 23 Dec 2020 at 09:27, Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 22.12.20 um 23:01 schrieb Nick Østergaard:
> > I don't think we need that long. Everything seems to be tagged. I have
> > triggered the windows build and it should just be a simple pkgver bump
> > for macos and ubuntu ppa as well.
> please do also remember that there is more out there than the builds
> done by KiCad team members. Especially right now one day before the
> X-mas days. I see no need to rush up things more than on other releases
> too. Providing new packages is one part, don't forget that in the
> western world the users of such releases will be too on X-mas holidays
> so the gain would be rather small.
> I personally have slightly different interests than going immediately
> over to do packaging work.
> For me the time span Wayne has given is the right approach and don't
> brings in some none useful pressure.
> --
> Regards
> Carsten
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