[kde-edu]: what to do about kde4?
kstars at 30doradus.org
Mon Jun 13 17:41:13 CEST 2005
We had some earlier discussion about what should be done with kdeedu in
order to prepare for both KDE-3.5 and KDE4. Annma has gone on a
well-deserved vacation, and has expressed the desire that others show
some initiative in managing the module, so I thought I would review the
issues and make a proposal here:
The issue is that several of the kdeedu program teams have expressed
concern about trying to keep up with forward-porting to kde4 (which will
be a moving target) while still developing for kde-3.5. Many have said
they would like to put off porting to Qt4 until kde-3.5 development is
We move kdeedu on the svn server out of branches/work/kde4/kdeedu and
into a new branch (perhaps branches/work/kdeedu/kde4). This way, we can
preserve what has been done already, but it will signal others that we
don't want further work done on it at this time. Note that any kdeedu
teams that are ready to start porting to qt4 before our internal "start
porting" date are free to get started in this branch.
We then continue development for kde-3.5 in trunk. If/when trunk is
branched to kde-3.5 (and work/kde4 becomes trunk), we'll just continue
in the 3.5 branch. Once we are satisfied with 3.5, we can then begin
porting the changes to qt4 in our work/kdeedu/kde4 branch. When we have
a reasonably-working branch, we can re-introduce it into the main trunk.
+ Are all teams agreed that this is the way to go?
+ Do we want to set a timescale for when 3.5 work is to be finished, and
qt4 porting is to begin? Perhaps simply tie it to the (still
unannounced) 3.5 feature freeze?
+ Is anyone comfortable with making the necessary moves on the svn server?
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