Release Strategy Proposal

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Fri Apr 26 13:44:35 UTC 2013

On 04/26/2013 08:37 AM, Frank Reininghaus wrote:
> Hi,
> 2013/4/26 Sebastian Kügler:
>> Hi,
>> <tldr>
>> Let's make 4.11 the last feature release for platform and workspace in the 4
>> series, make 4.11 a long term maintainance release.
>> </tldr>
>> I would like to propose the following for our release planning in the next
>> year:
>> - Make 4.11 Platform and Workspaces a long-term maintainance release with
>>    bugfix updates for two years
>> - After 4.11.0, shift feature development to Frameworks 5 and Plasma
>>    Workspaces 2, in order to not delay this forever
>> - Applications are not part of this proposal, we'd need feedback from App
>>    module maintainers. It doesn't need to be decided along with this proposal
>>    though. For now, App developers should be encouraged to make releases on top
>>    of 4.x, and jump onto KF5 "when it's ready"
> What exactly is part of this proposal then? Is it
> (a) All modules which are released as part of the "KDE SC 4.11", or
> (b) only kdelibs, kde-runtime (and kde-workspace)?

clearly the latter,
"Make 4.11 Platform and Workspaces..."
but may be a good idea to explicitly enumerate which modules that 
includes to avoid any confusion.

With my packager-hat on, this raises some concern about future possible 
version assumptions being broken (ie, packaging that assumes constant 
versioning across all kde core packages).  That's something that will 
have to be dealt with sooner or later (with frameworks5) anyway, so 
maybe it's not necessarily a bad thing.

-- rex

-- rex

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