KDE 3.2 release plan =?iso-8859-1?q?notice
klingens at kde.org
Sun Jun 15 11:59:54 BST 2003
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 12:58:28 +0200
References: <200306141438.01544.nolden at kde.org>
In-Reply-To: <200306141438.01544.nolden at kde.org>
Message-Id: <200306151258.32012.klingens at kde.org>
=2D----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On Saturday 14 June 2003 14:38, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> Please see
Can't we make the RCs this time what they are supposed to be, i.e. candidat=
tarballs that to the best of our knowledge are suitable for release ?
This means the following changes in the schedule:
1) What is now called RC 1 in week 46 (November 9th) will be the "Final Bet=
instead. We all know that that release results in quite a bit of showstoppe=
and can't possibly be called a 'release candidate' after all.
2) Instead of releasing RCs weekly we release them whenever we have no know=
showstoppers left. This means there are no fixed dates for the RCs, they ar=
dependent on the amount of issues found.
3) The first RC that does not result in reports of new showstoppers will be=
used UNMODIFIED as the release tarball. Well, one change: add a CVS tag, bu=
a diff on the code between the final RC and the release should be empty.
This will probably result in a sligthly longer period between the final bet=
and the release, but it also avoids most of the chaos around the way too=20
arbitrarily chosen dates for shipping "release candidates" that are=20
everything but release-worthy. It most likely also results in a more stable=
initial release, though it probably won't be enough to make the initial=20
release of the quality that we until now reached in the x.y.1 point release=
Looking at past releases all .1 releases are what .0 should have been. This=
can be achieved by releasing the final RC as RC, and branching CVS, but onl=
release the .0 roughly a month after the final RC off the branch. Another=20
option is to change our definition of 'show-stopper' to include more bugs s=
more need fixing before release too.
=2D----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2-rc1-SuSE (GNU/Linux)
=2D----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
More information about the kde-core-devel