applications frozen?

Allen Winter winter at
Fri Aug 10 19:37:18 CEST 2007

On Thursday 09 August 2007 5:19:50 pm Jason Harris wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thursday 09 August 2007 14:08, Allen Winter wrote:
> > According to the milestones, we should be now frozen for
> > the public API, for application features, and for new i18n strings.
> >
> > According to the milestones, we should be only bug-fixing at this stage
> > (of course we have the exempted stuff, like Plasma).  We are 2.5 months
> > away from the scheduled 4.0.0 release.
> >
> > OK, so we didn't stick to our original milestones.  Not surprising.
> >
> > Let's figure out how to proceed from here.
> >
> > Proposals?
> I think we should be mostly concentrating on bugfixing, especially if we want 
> to make the October date.  However, I wouldn't be surprised if the freeze 
> caught many app devs by surprise.  I had suggested in the previous thread 
> that we have a "soft" freeze until beta2.  i.e., apps are frozen, but devs 
> can appeal to the module release coordinator or the module mailing list for 
> exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
How about I send out a message saying that "we really would like
to do a feature freeze immediately after the second Beta is released
so you have about 2 weeks to get all the new goodies in place"
> In kstars, we've been developing a big architectural change in a branch for 
> months that we are nearly ready to merge into trunk.  This is going to give a 
> roughly factor of two improvement in speed, and we'd really like to have it 
> for 4.0.0.

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