KDEPIM Needs More TIme
mcguire at kde.org
Sat May 15 13:41:27 CEST 2010
On Saturday 15 May 2010 13:26:00 Will Stephenson wrote:
> On Friday 14 May 2010 14:49:34 Allen Winter wrote:
> > On Friday 14 May 2010 8:42:21 am Allen Winter wrote:
> > > Howdy All,
> > >
> > > I regret to inform everyone that kdepim will not be ready for a 4.5
> > > Beta1 that is scheduled to happen in a few days.
> > >
> > > We estimate an extra month will be needed.
> > >
> > > Unfortunately, the massive porting effort to Akonadi (an even bigger
> > > job than the Qt3/KDE3 -> Qt4/KDE4 port) is taking longer than we
> > > anticipated.
> > Forgot to mention that Thomas' blog has a lot more details.
> > http://thomasmcguire.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/akonadi-meeting-and-the-kde
> > -s c-4-5-release
> I recommend releasing 4.5 without kdepim as was done with 4.0 and doing an
> interim kdepim release cycle (call it akonadi tech preview) before 4.6.
> This gives us a way to soft-launch the major Akonadi ports without the
> full expectations coupled to being in the SC, and gives us some nice
> things to talk about between 4.5 and 4.6.
> Whatever we do, we're not hurting our downstreams, since 4.5 falls between
> the major distros' release cycles anyway. There will be a bit more
> packaging work during the 4.5 cycle to maintain repos containing SC 4.5 +
> kdepim 4.4 and SC 4.5 + kdepim ATP, but as a packager I'm ok with that.
I'd agree with this. I'm against delaying the complete KDE SC 4.5, the above
sounds like the best.
We should stick to the 1 month delay plan however, the "ATP" should be fully
usable for most users.
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