Discussion about 4.1 timeframe (was Re: What to do about Kompare?)

Andreas Pakulat apaku at gmx.de
Fri Dec 14 16:49:26 CET 2007

On 14.12.07 15:49:24, Cyrille Berger wrote:
> On Friday 14 December 2007, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > Are you sure about that? I don't know how SuSE or RedHat and others do
> > their releases but I'd expect them to need at least 2 or rather 4 weeks
> > after a KDE 4.1 release until its patched up/fixed for inclusion in the
> > next release. So if the next release of a distro X is planned for
> > mid-june a release in mid-may would be needed. Meaning we'd effectively
> > have 1.5 months non-frozen trunk/ thats really very little time.
> I wouldn't plan software release in function of what distributions plans to do 
> or plans no to do or might plan to do. There are distributions being relesed 
> all the time. Anyway, most will offer backport of KDE4.1 for their current 
> release. So I think you should focus on picking the best solution for KDE 4.1 
> to be the KDE 4 that kick KDE 3's ass (not that KDE 4.0 isn't good, but it's 
> not better than KDE 3.5 in all area). While I do agree that 4.1 should be set 
> at a fix date, I do think the schedule should ensure that application like 
> KMail which were left aside for 4.0, are able to deliver in 4.1.

I completely agree with you Cyrille and that is what I wanted to express
- see my last sentence of a release in may meaning too little time for
active development.


You should emulate your heros, but don't carry it too far.  Especially
if they are dead.

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