Proposed adjustments to our release cycles

Sebastian Kügler sebasje at
Fri Jun 15 11:05:44 UTC 2012

Hi all,

During our sprint in Pineda de Mar, we sat down and thought about how our 
release cycles relate to the structures in our software, we came up with the 
following proposal we'd like you to consider and provide feedback about.

Starting with KDE Frameworks 5, we will release Frameworks, Workspaces and 
Applications each with their own release cycles. Each of these releases would 
be a set of tarballs of the latest stable versions of the application (or 
codebase in more general). 
As an example, Frameworks could release updates every 2 months, while our 
application collection is updated monthly. New iterations of the workspaces 
come every four months. (These numbers are completely arbitrary, and here only 
for illustration purpose!)

More specifically for the Workspaces, we would like to release all workspaces 
at the same time.

This model would

* Allow components to skip releases if they need to take a longer development 
* encourage developers to have an always releasable master
* put more emphasis on continuous integration and other automated testing

As far as we can judge, this would be in line with our communication strategy, 
and allow us to target different groups more clearly. That is something to 
streamline with the people at kde-promo, though.


Aurelien, David, Dario, Vishesh, Alex, Aleix, Martin, Martin, Marco, Björn, 
Kevin, and
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