KDE 3.2 release plan=?iso-8859-1?q?notice

Ralf Nolden nolden at kde.org
Tue Jun 17 07:10:24 BST 2003

On Montag, 16. Juni 2003 23:41, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 11:37:33PM +0200, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> > Isn't it completely pointless to argue about the naming of the
> > releases?
> >
> > We have a plan, we have a definition what changes are allowed in the
> > different stages and we have enough common sense to interpet this in a
> > way that makes sense. I think that's enough for a successful release
> > cycle.
> that attitude would make sense if kde was the only project on earth. too
> bad, that the terminology is already fixed and it causes confusion about
> our doings if we don't adhere.

Can you agree that we will just use common sense if there is a reason to name 
the RC1 stage beta 2 or final beta when we need to do so at the time when we 
want to release it ? Until then I'd suggest coding, not arguing. If you can't 
make your schedule match the current release cycle schedule then try to 
adjust your schedule :-)  The RC plan tries to get everyone into the same 
boat and think, say, ok, I don't have time to make a final feature X by then, 
so I'll delay that for the next KDE release so we can get the baby out in 
time. A certain proposed naming scheme does contain suggestions how the 
general timeframe looks like so developers can adjust their implementations 
to that so that the release dude can expect the minimum problems. If at the 
point of the scheduled RC 1 the RD finds it's still too unstable to call it 
RC, then it will be named final beta.

I don't think such a plan is too difficult to understand and I don't really 
see a point in arguing about the naming at least not until October :-)


> greetings

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Ralf Nolden
nolden at kde.org

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