Feature unfreeze for 3.5.3

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Sat Mar 18 19:06:12 GMT 2006

A Dissabte 18 Març 2006 19:45, Aaron J. Seigo va escriure:
> On Saturday 18 March 2006 06:20, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > If noone answers i'll assume i can go on.
> for this kind of decision, a positive response rather than a passive
> negative should be required.

I know, but i wanted someone to answer me even if it was to say NO ;-)

> > Rationale:
> >  * KDE 4 is still too far away for the joe user
> every release is. i certainly think we ought to keep release 3.5.x updates
> that contain bug fixes, optimizations, visual elegance improvements, etc
> ... but doing feature development in the 3.5 branch will only serve to take
> pressure off of getting kde4 going.

Well, the patch is already here and it was not even made by me, so i lost 0 
secs in doing it, only the time to write the previous and this mail.

> >  * Some of us have quite self contained patches that add "important"
> > features to our programs [1]
> > [1] I have a nice patch for KPDF and i think the kspell2 patch should go
> > in also.
> what does this nice patch do?

Implements 20th most wanted feature on our bugzilla (1st about kpdf) with 
votes from 54 people

> personally, i'd rather see this happen on a case-by-case basis with a
> conservative approach favouring fixes and non-feature-changing improvements
> over feature additions rather than a full on unfreeze which would just be a
> pandora's box waiting to happen.

I agree here.

> >  * We are doing it for the messages also (fixing docs and typos)
> that's hardly feature development, though, now isn't it? =)
Well, previously there was a COMPLETE message freeze on stable releases so one 
could not fix a typo because it meant a unfuzzy for all the other languages 
so you got more correct on english but untranslated in 30 languages.


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