Feature Plan

Robert Knight robertknight at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 00:03:40 GMT 2008


> Things that (IMHO of course)
> should be there in KDevelop 4.0.

How are you going to pick the features?  Reading the discussions on the release 
mailing list for KDE 4.0 it seemed like everyone had a tough time deciding what 
exactly constituted "ready".  With a big vague list of TODOs it isn't easy to decide what 
needs to be done.  

I haven't had much involvement with KDevelop before but I think the most useful thing
would be to pick a couple of (relatively undemanding) classes of user, spell out their 
basic 'survival' needs on the wiki and aim to get KDevelop in a state that they can use.

Right now KDevPlatform/KDevelop 4 in trunk installs a huge number of plugins by default 
and the end result is that it takes a while to start up and is quite crash-prone.  Locally I stripped
out everything bar project management, editing, project execution and language support from the install 
and it is much easier to work with.


On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 15:26 +0100, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 28.03.08 01:09:14, Hamish Rodda wrote:
> > On Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:34:45 am Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > > On 27.03.08 09:23:36, Allen Winter wrote:
> > > > Howdy,
> > > >
> > > > Friendly Reminder: please add/update the feature plan [1].
> > > > The kdewebdev, kdevplatform and kdevelop sections are currently empty.
> > >
> > > I can't speak for kdewebdev, but neither kdevplatform nor kdevelop are
> > > ready for a release with KDE 4.1 (IMHO, Matt Roger shares my opinion,
> > > haven't talked to the other kdevelop devs yet).
> > 
> > I think the release readiness of kdevelop will greatly depend on the results 
> > of the kdevelop meeting in mid April. We could try to write a plan now but 
> > I'm not sure if it would help anyone.
> I was going to write down some todo's during the weekend (not in the 4.1
> feature plan, but on our own wiki for now). Things that (IMHO of course)
> should be there in KDevelop 4.0.
> > Also, I think kdevelop should be ready at least for a beta release at the time 
> > of 4.1. (like with KDE 4.0, you have to release some time in order to 
> > improve)
> FACK. I do think our first release might be between KDE 4.1 and KDE 4.2,
> as KDE 4.2 is still quite a bit away and hopefully we're faster than
> that :)
> Andreas

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