No more release schedules.

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Thu Jun 9 23:13:53 CEST 2011

On Thursday 09 June 2011 Tom Albers wrote:
> I doubt the release schedule can keep that together. If the platform
> releases version 5, distro's need to package it and then ship 4 too and
> some kde modules will be compatible with platform 5 and some won't ever.
> So, however we turn it, I see we can add some structure, but I do think
> that structure needs to be set on a per module base, no longer on a
> central base.

One of the stated goals of the library development, which will eventually end 
up in something we might call KDE frameworks 5, is that it's not disruptive to 
developers or users. It won't be a big break like KDE 4 with all kind of 
incompatible changes, but a mostly source compatible release, which has to be 
easy to adapt to. There won't be modules, which never are adapted, that would 
be a failure in reaching our goals.

I do see the value in a common release with a common schedule, and we as 
community and especially the release team should help with giving structure to 
what we release.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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