KDE 3.5.1 and 3.6

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Dec 3 02:10:52 GMT 2005

Gary Cramblitt wrote:
>What is the state of "freeze" on branches/KDE right now?

All of the branches on branches/KDE are frozen for good. That means no new 
features and no new user-visible messages, but bug fixes (including 
usability and accessibility ones) are allowed.

>There are a number of changes I'd like to make in kdeaccessibility/kttsd
> and I'd rather not wait 1 to 2 years to make them publicly available.

>There are also a number of accessibility changes that ought to be made
> in kdelibs.  See the KOffice Accessibility Assessment here for details:
>Is there going to be a 3.6 release and can I begin working on them in

No KDE 3.6 release is planned.

>I suppose the answer comes down to: is anyone willing (and able) to be
> the release coordinator for a 3.6 release. 

What we will do is have 3.5.x releases. That's for certain.

If, on the other hand, you introduce important changes to 3.5 that require 
a break from message- and/or feature-freeze, we could have a special 
release. We should target it for sometime around 6-9 months from now.

I wouldn't call it 3.6 because many applications have started moving off 
to KDE4 and Qt4 codebases and development has stopped on the KDE3 code. 
It wouldn't be a full KDE release.

There are, however, applications that would benefit from another release 
(Kopete 0.12 comes to mind, khtml and the PIM suite would probably go as 
well). They could do releases of their own, though.

So, in the end, I think it's a wait-and-see.

> (Stephan, I know you'd 
> rather everyone work on KDE 4, but its a long way off.)

The more people we have on it, the sooner it'll be. If we divert our 
efforts into KDE 3.6, it'll be longer.

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