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Re: 5.1.9 tagged for release


On 12/23/20 5:20 AM, Carsten Schoenert wrote:
> Hell Nick,
> Am 23.12.20 um 10:07 schrieb Nick Østergaard:
>> 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".
> that's of course up to the KiCad team to do such decisions. But I see no
> reason why KiCad should be that exclusive. So far I've seen in the past
> all the big distributions and the maintainer of the packages for KiCad
> have acted quick as possible. But you need to give them some time. And
> again, we have x-mas, why rushing things more than needed?
>> I am not trying to exclude you as a kicad maintainer.
> But this is it it looks like.
> As at least one other contributor has stated, please give us the needed
> time. No planned release announcement was done again on any of the ML. :-(
>> 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.
> Why not doing this? It has worked in the past years. It would look much
> better if things would be done more coordinated.

This is why I asked if everyone is OK with my original time line.  I
don't want to speak on behalf of all of the other devs because I don't
know what their schedules look like.  We should not be tagging all the
other repos until folks have had a chance to reply in case there is any
outstanding issues.  I'm perfectly fine with proceeding with my original
time line.  It sounds like we just had a few translations that needed
merged so I fine waiting until that is complete before we start building


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