KDevelop 4.0 development

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Tue Feb 26 03:08:41 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 25.02.08 18:54:21, Amilcar do Carmo Lucas wrote:
>  > To speed up development for KDevelop 4.0 I suggest:
>  > - Do an alpha release to get publicity
>  > - Send me sceenshots (On windows and OsX platforms it looks expecially
>  > impresive) to put on the site.
>  >
>  > Rationale: one of the most searched terms on "our" google is:
>  > "KDevelop for windows"
>  > So I guess that by advertizing it we will get some developers.
>  As far as screenshots are concerned: Check my blog at
>  apaku.wordpress.com, the posts with shots are relatively old but there's
>  not that much that changed meanwhile.
>  About a release: I'm not sure that makes sense yet. I didn't test for 2
>  or 3 weeks, but the c++ support/editor was quite crashy back then. We
>  only have very basic project support. there are about 3 or 4 plugins
>  that are already quite far and thats it. Some API's still need actual
>  code that uses them to get done right.

The C++ support is still pretty crashy.

>  I know its "release early release often", but I'd like to have an
>  application that we developers can use on a somewhat regular base before
>  giving it to a wider audience. Especially as we might have to deal with
>  a lot of "this is utter crap" messages and thats quite disastrous to
>  developers motivation most of the time.
>  Given that the hackathon isn't that far away, we could think about
>  scheduling an alpha release 2 or 3 weeks after that (after the dust
>  settled ;) ).
>  BTW: In case you've got your calendar open and have the deadlines for
>  KDE 4.1 in there, yeap I don't think we can make it for that release -
>  at least not if we do the same as the rest of KDE did for 4.0 and
>  personally I don't want that.
>  Andreas

I want an alpha release after the hackathon. That makes the most sense to me.

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