KDE 4.1 planning

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Wed Jan 9 06:03:24 CET 2008

On Jan 8, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 January 2008, Dirk Mueller wrote:
>> On Tuesday 08 January 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>>> if we do go for a june/july release of 4.1 perhaps we can also  
>>> use that
>>> as a learning experience to see just how well it does work (though
>>> understanding that we do have a unusual load of 90% done stuf =).
>> could you list the "load of 90% stuff" explicitely please? That  
>> would be an
>> excellent list of release goals for 4.1.
> * windows port
> * mac port
> (both work, but both have rough edges before they can really be
> considered "production" ... progress is good, though; kontact now  
> works at is
> most basic level on windows as of the other day, including checking  
> mail =)
> * functional solaris build (again, mostly working .. mostly rough  
> edges and
> dependencies)
> * plasma with WoC instead of its own widgets system, completed ZUI and
> webkit-on-canvas (we actually have code for the latter already  
> ready to go,
> including a loader for apple dashboard widgets)
> * pim apps getting akonadi backends
> * decibel
> * kopete (essentially works now, but afaik still has rough edges as  
> well)

Kopete depends on what we do for 4.1, just so you know. We're waiting  
to see what the timeline for KDE 4.1 is going to be before we make  
too many commitments to what we're going to provide.

> * file views in dolphin/konq/kfiledialog are really only 95%  
> feature complete
> * various shared tidbits like shared servicemenus; David did a good  
> amount of
> that work in time for 4.0 but there is still a bit left to do
> * kdevelop and kdevplatform (they might actually be more 75% there,  
> i need to
> check in on that project again and brush up on what the exact  
> status is now)

75% is probably a good guess. I think if we start polishing things  
soon, then we'd be ready for KDE 4.1

> * plasmagik application add-on creator (the creator's end of GHNS2)
> and then, of course, there are all the apps which are pretty well  
> bristling
> with possibilities for quick feature adds. trivial example: konsole  
> had
> the "output to multiple terminals" feature pulled just before 4.0  
> due to it
> almost-but-not-quite working, requiring some deeper work that  
> Robert didn't
> feel he could get in time for 4.0. so that's a feature that's  
> actually mostly
> complete in the code, just needs some additional work.
> kde + linuxmce integration should also be ready for a summer release,
> including their new qt based ui and plasma components.
> gwenview is similar. the games and edu team are both chomping at  
> the bit for
> 4.1 as well, but i don't have the level of detail for them that  
> their team
> leaders would though i did read over the games project's 4.1 goals  
> draft
> which they are working on and it looks to be a pretty exciting  
> release for
> them.
> and that's just off the top of my head =)

Lots o' stuff there

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