4.2 Schedule.

Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Wed Jul 16 15:12:07 CEST 2008

On Monday 16 June 2008 12:12:08 Tom Albers wrote:
> Hi, 
> As we are approaching the final 4.1 release, I think we can think about the schedule for 4.2 a bit and brainstorm about what we like and don't like. To kick off the discussion, let me throw some ideas around. 
> Because we became a lot more stable during the 4.1 development, I think we can give it a bit more feature development in the next release. So I would like to suggest to skip the alfa1 completely. Or if you insist, remove one of the beta's and call that alfa. I just don't like the term alfa anymore, as it does not seem to get tested, so I rather keep it with the two beta's. 
> Also, I think the two beta's should be closer together, like 2 or 3 weeks, but this requires to reduce the time between tagging and releasing (say tagging on Tuesday, release on Friday), else there is not much time for the users to test the beta. 
> So, all in all, that would be something like:
> August - early December: free hacking
> ~15 December Release Beta 1
> ~3 January Release Beta 2
> ~17 January Release RC 1
> ~30 January Release Final
I noticed that today's RC1 announcement mentions that 4.2 is expected in January.
So we should probably publish the 4.2 schedule on TechBase soonish.

I think we should keep the same schedule from 4.1,
except time-shifted forward 6months, like so:

Sun 19 Oct: Soft Feature Freeze
Tue 21 Oct: Tag Alpha1
Tue 28 Oct: Release Alpha2
Tue 18 Nov: Message Freeze
Tue 18 Nov: Tag Beta1
Tue 25 Nov: Release Beta1
Tue  9 Dec: Tag Beta2 
Tue 16 Dec: Release Beta2 
Tue  6 Jan: Tag RC1
Tue 13 Jan: Release RC1
Tue 20 Jan: Tag 4.2
Tue 27 Jan: Release 4.2

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