On Mi, 2021-06-30 at 14:37 +0200, Stefan Brüns wrote:
On Mittwoch, 30. Juni 2021 13:13:18 CEST John Paul
On 6/30/21 1:10 PM, Gui Do wrote:
Why are there always so many KDE/Plasma packages
updated and have
downloaded and installed, although there are no code changes in
- No code changes since 5.22.1
Isn't that pointless and superfluous?
Upstream is bumping the version numbers to keep the version numbers
individual components in sync. It would probably confuse users if
omitted those new upstream versions from packaging.
Also, there are often translation updates - "no *code* changes".
Yes, sometimes its just a version bump, but not having the versions
would cause significant effort for all the persons actually doing the
and may also cause confusion for the users - "why is foo at 5.22.1,
and baz at
The OP has a point. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with
upstream. It happens for packages with subpackages, and for
_multibuild, too. More often than not, just a single (sub)package has
actually been changed. But all other packages bump version or release,
too, and have to be built, distributed and updated. It'd be great if we
could be smarter about that.
"Why is foo at a.b.X and bar at a.b.Y?" questions might get asked, but
users could get used to this if they see the benefit.