KDE 3.1 release schedule draft

Nicolas Goutte nicog at snafu.de
Mon Jun 3 16:01:56 BST 2002

On Monday 03 June 2002 07:44, Thomas Diehl wrote:
> Am Montag, 3. Juni 2002 00:45 schrieb Dirk Mueller:
> > I've put a 3.1 release schedule draft online at
> >
> > http://developer.kde.org/development-versions/kde-3.1-release-plan.html
> Together with KOffice and vague plannings on 3.0.2 this means that
> translators (and a lot of other people) have to meet 3 release dates during
> the main vacation time in many countries: KOffice in July, 3.1 in August
> (if we keep early September), and 3.0.2 somewhere in between. If I remember
> correctly from past years, activity esp. in August is minimal. And although
> the releases are not of equal importance (esp. 3.0.2) this seems a bit much
> to me.
> Any special reason why we must have 3.1 this early? I mean 3.0 went just
> out the door, and 5 months (between April and September) does not look like
> very much time to me for adding a whole lot of new functions and test them
> properly as I think was planned for the first major release after 3.0.

One reason would be to keep the possibility that KDE 3.1 is released 
with/before KOffice 1.2.

If it is like last year, KOffice will need a very recent KDE (in this case 
3.1) and will not be able to run correctly on the previous version (3.0.x)

It is not the case now, it is not planned so either as far as I am informed. 
But it was not planned either last year, but printing could only work that 

> > Although
> > many of the entries are already in the green and yellow section, there is
> > still a huge "red" TODO list. In my opinion there is not enough time to
> > implement them all, even if we plan KDE 3.1 for early next year, so we
> > have to cut it somewhere.
> OK, it's clear that we can't implement them "all", but probably we could
> implement a whole lot more and give people a little time to take a breath
> in between if we give some more time. I'd prefer if we could aim at
> something like late October, early November. Even with the usual delays we
> still would be out before the Christmas break then.
> Regards,
> Thomas

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