Moving 3.5 development into branches/KDE/3.5

Matt Rogers mattr at
Mon May 30 14:49:37 BST 2005

On Monday 30 May 2005 08:32 am, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Hi!
> As originally announced I would like to have trunk based on Qt4 really soon
> now. For this I would like to branch off trunk this friday (and use the
> time till then to do an initial port of some more modules).
> The translations were unaffected and would happen from the 3.5 branch. The
> 3.5 branch would still be an active development branch, but every change
> done there has to be done also in trunk. The actual schedule on merging
> might vary from app to app or even module to module, but that should be the
> goal. We can even make a public list of all revisions happened to 3.5
> branch and strike off forward ports through a commit keyword (or some
> similiar mechanism).
> But I think this needs to be done even before Qt4 is released. And it's no
> longer a completly uncertain adventure, but we know pretty well by now how
> much porting effort is behind Qt4 - but what we do not know is how well it
> runs. Getting konqueror to compile was done in pretty short time, but
> getting it to work for daily usage will still take a good while and we
> should as project should have good overview over it.
> Everyone is free to stay and develop for KDE 3.5 as long as he feels like
> it, but everyone should be aware that the development for it needs to be
> ported to KDE4 without too much major pain or you're just asking for
> frustration.
> If no objections are raised on kde-core-devel, I will announce my plans to
> kde-cvs-announce.
> Greetings, Stephan

IMHO, this doesn't sound any different than what we're doing now with the kde4 
work branch. Why make a switch at all? 

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