Samstag, 17. September 2011

Kubuntu and KDE love story continued

I am proud to report that Kubuntu 11.10 has KDE SC 4.7.1 since about one week.

KDE 4.7.1 screenshot with gwenview and dolphin opened

Over the last couple of weeks the better part of the Kubuntu team has been working on bringing KDE SC 4.7.1 to Kubuntu.

Especially the last week we started to backport it to Kubuntu 11.04. We’ll need some more time since 4.7.1 need a lot being backported to natty.

Of course we would not be in that good a position for the 4.7.1 release without the excellent team of Kubuntu Ninjas, the elite release packagers working in the dungeon of our IRC channel.

Together they prepared 130 source packages for upload. And improved the scripts and added zsh completion they will be merged into our official repository soon.

A big thank you goes to:
  • Romain Perier – french reinforcement for the ninjas, though he is becoming a knight who says ni at the court of Phonon (or so someone told me)
  • Rohan Garg – he did quite a few packages and had nearly no time to do so
  • Michał Zając – who merged in nearly all the stuff I packaged :) (thanks mate)
  • Philip Muškovac – not much of a blogger but a really good mate :)
  • Felix Geyer – who did only one package, but reuploaded all our packages to enable our new translation handling for desktop files
  • Scott Kitterman – the man who actually gets new stuff into the archive, or not, depending on whether he gets enough cookies, sometimes proper licensing also helps
  • Harald Sitter – who uploaded the translation packages, since my bandwidth is not sufficent
  • Myself – the new Kubuntu member who did lots of packages :P
Greetings from your friendly Kubuntu crew :)