Feature Freeze soonish?

Bart Cerneels bart.cerneels at kde.org
Tue Feb 3 10:07:01 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Mark Kretschmann <kretschmann at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> while we don't have a real release schedule for 2.1 yet, I'd like to
> start the discussions by proposing to go into "feature freeze" mode
> soon.
> I think that we already have a great number of really impressive
> features for 2.1 - enough for one release. Our aim should now be to
> get these cool features stable and reliable. Also, our bug report list
> still is pretty daunting currently. Focusing a bit on bug fixing
> really can't hurt, is what I'm thinking.
> A short overview of some of the major new features we already have in trunk:
> * New "Context View" with much better usability
> * ReplayGain support
> * Customizable playlist
> * Cue sheet support
> * Enhanced Last.fm service
> * Amarok-URL system
> * Bookmarking in tracks
> * [...probably some more that I forgot]
* PlaylistBrowser refactor (see:
http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/Proposals/PlaylistBrowserDesign )

And 2 more which I think are worth the effort to include:
* mediadevice playlists and podcasts (iPod), not there yet but easy to add
* Syncing Meta::Playlists between sql and mediadevices (not started at
all. Can wait till 2.2 though)

> What do you think?
Releasing is good. What about timing? I propose to target inclusion in
the next kubuntu release.


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