Revised Release Schedule
winter at kde.org
Wed Sep 5 20:30:15 CEST 2007
On Wednesday 05 September 2007 9:17:11 am Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> Here's a proposal for a revised release schedule, taking into account comment
> by various people over the last week. Especially Dirk being on vacation and
> the release date being to close to Christmas are major flaws in the current
> I've removed beta4 since otherwise it all gets too close (basically what
> Torsten complained about).The total freeze has moved a bit backwards in time,
> giving us another 5 weeks for features. After those 5 weeks. there's 7.5
> weeks for bugfixing. So after three betas, we'll release -rc3 as the final
> 4.0. This schedule also splits of an SDK release for late October, making it
> easier for 3rd party developers to start working. Please also note that the
> Beta 3 will be the first one to include a release of the extragear module.
> It would also be good to get some timeframe from the plasma people so we know
> if this is workable.
Dirk, doesn't 3 weeks between RCs seem too long?
Don't we want shorter RC periods so we can get the bugfixes
out as soon as we can? An RC should be "done" less a few
> KDE SDK Release
> The KDE Software Development Kit contains all the bits and pieces needed for
> developing KDE4 applications. This includes kdesupport, kdelibs, kdepimlibs
> and kdebase/runtime.
> 3 October: Total Release Freeze, only critical bugfixes to the SDK
> 24 October: Tagging (Wed)
> 30 October: Release (Tue)
> KDE 4.0 Desktop Release
> The KDE 4.0 Desktop includes libraries, the workspace and basic applications
> needed for a basic working environment, such as a text editor, a filemanager,
> an email client, image and document viewers.
> 6 September: Release KDE 4.0 Beta 2 (Thu)
> 26 September (Wed): Tagging KDE 4.0 Beta 3
> 2 October (Tue): Release KDE 4.0 Beta 3
> October 12 (Fri): Total Release Freeze, bugfixes only
> 19 October (Wed): Tagging KDE 4.0 RC1
> 25 October (Tue): Release RC1
> 7 November (Wed): Tagging RC2
> 13 November (Tue): Release RC2
> 5 December (Wed): Tagging RC-final
> 11 December (Tue): Release KDE 4.0 Desktop
> OK to update techbase and announce it like this?
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