Change release schedule 4.2 and schedule for 4.3

Harri Porten porten at froglogic.com
Tue Sep 9 11:53:52 BST 2008


On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:

> We have become too diverse for the current, rather limited development model
> and tools. We need a more flexible model and better tools to make KDE's
> development scalable and suitable for everyone involved.

I agree with the points made about more flexible development model. I 
really sympathize with the concept of an always unstable trunk and 
specialized branches. But in practise I'm not sure we have the resources 
to cope with that. Unlike a company we cannot assign fixed people to take 
care of integrations and maintain each version. The acitivity on KDE's 
maintenance branches is already low traditionally. Each branch added, each 
focus being diverted again diminuishes the resources we have.

So I think what Sebastian said is all well from a theoretically point of 
view but I have my doubts that our project - mostly carried by volunteers 
working in their spare time - has enough resources. Unfortunately, 
evelopers don't scale equally well as the development model can 
potentially offer.

Harri.


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