Are We Ready? Beta1 vs. Alpha3

Tom Albers tomalbers at
Tue Jul 24 00:15:55 CEST 2007

Op ma 23 jul 2007 23:14 schreef u:
> On Saturday, 21. July 2007, Allen Winter wrote:
> > This probably means delaying KDE 4.0 for at least 1 month, ie. 23 Nov.
> I think we should aim for Beta1 now. I rather would plan another beta than 
> continuing with alpha series (which do not get much attention). 
> The kdelibs stuff is mostly beta1 ready. we don't have that many apps and not 
> a complete desktop, but thats what beta is for. Looking at the kde-commits, I 
> still see tons of "lets fix some krazy warnings' and "remove not necessary 
> forward declarations" instead of people actually fixing all the freaking bugs 
> and re-adding all the features that got scrapped in some "KDE4 will have 
> something better later" early code removal. 
> We have to fix *that*, and not play games with the release schedule. the beta 
> period is exactly what it should be. 

I think the summary of the thread is that we basically agree that libs is in good shape and beta quality, same for some modules. I can follow Dirk's suggestion that it will be good to redirect attention to the apps by freezing the api. Also there seems to be no good reason to not freeze the api solid.

Reading all mails I now think we should follow the schedule we decided on earlier:
- next tagging will be the beta 1 tagging
- freeze api solid (except maybe for the list we have made in this thread)
- start the feature freeze as planned


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