preparing for 5.0.2

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Fri Jul 2 13:11:35 PDT 2021

#insert usual lament about overall lack of testing these days

Apparently my CI hadn't build AppImages in more than two months. I hadn't noticed.
Looking at download stats, and trying to filter out bots, the number of times the daily test builds are downloaded are... demoralizing.
For 99+% of them the only downloads are clearly bots. And many of the real downloads are the result of one of us pointing users to those builds to see if they fix a bug.

Oh well. I fixed the AppImage build problem. I fixed yet another config issue that prevented the Launchpad Hirsute build from working. I fixed a different issue with the OBS builds for RPM based distros.
I believe everything is pushed (sources, tags, tar balls, binaries for all platforms that I build for plus distro builds that I can push for)

A draft announcement is in the repo if people feel like translating those.

Richard - how do you trigger your Debian builds? Is that automatic or do you need to do this manually? Have they been tested enough that we would want to advertise them to interested users?
I believe Gaetan's builds are automated for ArchLinux? Should we add instructions for those to the website?
Is there anyone else created unofficial builds that we might want to start mentioning?


> On Jun 29, 2021, at 4:12 PM, Dirk Hohndel via subsurface <subsurface at> wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> There are a number of bug fixes that really deserve a release - and as a side effect that will give us an out-of-the box working version on Ubuntu 21.04 / Hirsute.
> I am pulling the latest translations and am getting the README / ReleaseNotes ready.
> One area that could REALLY use some testing is printing. We are in the middle of a bunch of changes of that code and we want to make sure we understand if anything broke there.
> So... if you have a moment (especially if you are on Mac and Windows), would you please try the current daily builds, and try the printing features?
> Thanks
> /D
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