[V2.0] KDE4.0.0 Release Roadmap

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at kde.org
Mon Mar 12 01:18:19 CET 2007

On Sunday 11 March 2007 23:36, Tom Albers wrote:
> Op zo 11 mar 2007 23:09 schreef u:
> > - Will there be an Alpha 2 release on 1 June, when the feature freeze
> > kicks in?
> Not scheduled. I think it is not needed, we have a alpha 1 on may 1st and
> the beta cycle starts 25th June. My idea was to increase release rate
> nearing release date.
> 1,5 month between alpha and beta
> 1 month between beta's
> 2 weeks between rc's

That sounds fine. If there is no alpha 2, we might want to call alpha 1 just 
alpha, though.

> > - To what extent does the release plan cover the Windows port? Is there
> > also a native Mac version planned?
> O, you are right, we definitely need to talk with the people doing those
> ports. Does anyone know who to contact, I can send them an email and see
> what they think.

There is the mailing list kde-windows at kde.org. I guess that's at least a first 
point of contact.

> > - Calling the release "4.0.0" with the two zeros looks strange. Wouldn't
> > it be more common to call it "4.0"?
> This is a real problem I think. On several mailinglists I see that people
> are expecting 4.0.0 to be better than 3.5.6. I'm a bit scared that
> expectations are too high. Adding an extra 0 might help here?

I doubt that such subtle details will have much effect. We better should aim 
at actually making 4.0 better than 3.5.6 ;-)

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>

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