Question About kde-review and release schedule
olivier at churlaud.com
Mon Feb 27 21:44:29 GMT 2017
I just thought of something
Le lundi 27 février 2017, 12:32:28 CET Matthieu Gallien a écrit :
> 2017-02-26 23:04 GMT+01:00 Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org>:
> > El dissabte, 25 de febrer de 2017, a les 10:43:47 CET, Matthieu Gallien va
> > escriure:
> > > Hello dear release team and kde multimedia team,
> > >
> > > I was hoping to have my application (Elisa a simple music player
> > > integrated
> > > using Baloo) ready for a release with KDE Applications 17.04. I believe
> > > I am a bit late and need to finish one feature before being ready for
> > > review.>
> > Has your app being released at all?
> > If you have never released it, I think it may be a better if you do a
> > standalone release first and once we see how the public reacts to it,
> > suggests improvements, etc. we can talk about including it for 17.08.
> This is a good idea.
> You have got me thinking about what I am trying to achieve. Indeed, I
> would like to get feedback both from real usage and from users. One or
> several releases are a good way to achieve that.
I remember that when I worked on a project of mine, the best way to get people
attention was to write a blog post on planet kde during the first alpha
release, with a lot of pictures and eye-candy features of my app. You should
definitely do that, expend on why it's relevant etc...
Like this you'll get
1) a lot of hits on your blog post and raise awareness upon Elisa
2) get a lof of angry comments saying how wrong you are to do a music player
(but... hell internet)
3) get some people testing it, reviewing it and even contributors
So if you haven't (and I haven't found you in the git repo), ask for
registring a blog to planetkde.org, and communicate.
> > > How should I proceed ?
> > > Should I wait for 17.08 release or can I continue to work on this
> > > feature
> > > even if review is ongoing ?
> > > I am quite confident I will have finished before the feature freeze date
> > > but I believe that review have to be done before that date.
> > >
> > > Do you have any advice or other information about the process I should
> > > follow ?
> > https://community.kde.org/Policies/Application_Lifecycle is partially out
> > of date, but it still contains some valid information.
> > I guess someone/somewhen should update it to be totally correct.
> I have a few questions related to this subject.
> How does one perform a release of a software that is in playground or
> extragear ? I want anyway to go through kde-review before any release
> can happen.
> Do you believe it could be possible to do releases very often (like
> every two weeks) ? I could ensure no UI labels are changing so that
> translators are not doing extra work.
> In order to have bug reporting through bugs.kde.org, I have to fill a
> ticket to sysadmin ? I have not been able to find a sort of policy
> about that.
> > Cheers,
> > Albert
> > > Thanks in advance
> > >
> > > Best regards
> > >
> > > --
> > > Matthieu Gallien
> Best regards
> Matthieu Gallien
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