Release Cycle

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at
Mon Aug 19 14:52:28 UTC 2013

On Monday 19 August 2013 16:33:36 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> On Monday 19 August 2013 16:19:42 Torgny Nyblom wrote:
> > On Monday 19 August 2013 15.43.54 Martin Graesslin wrote:
> <snip>
> > > So far there has not been any discussion about it (AFAIK). We only had a
> > > discussion about reducing the release cycle. Given that my personal
> > > expectation is that some time after 4.12 there will be 4.13.
> > 
> > So far the plan is to continue with the normal release cycle until further
> > notice. When this notice will happen is not decided and as far as I know
> > it
> > has not even been discussed.
> Ok, cool. Note that the goal of this article is to alleviate the exact issue
> Martin pointed to - people (and esp press) not understanding what is going
> on. I've contacted LinuxMagazin already and am about to contact as
> well.
> The reason we're being a bit pushy is that the more information we have, the
> better we can inform people ;-)
> It would be nice to know what the release plans are for at least 2014. Until
> now, we have something like I painted in my blog:
> KDE frameworks 5 preview 1 December 2013
> KDE frameworks 5 release 1st half 2014
> KDE Workspaces 4.11 is last release (LTS)
> KDE Workspaces 2.0 preview 1st half 2014
> KDE Workspaces 2.0 release 2nd half 2014
Please note that "PW 2" is a working title. We have not yet decided what the 
version number will be or whether we will call it "Plasma Workspaces" at all. 
This is I think relevant in the communication as it would be rather confusing 
if in the end we release "Pink fluffy bunny 1.0".
> KDE Applications 4.12 Januari 2014
according to the release schedule 
( ) it will be 
released on December, 18th
> KDE Applications 4.13 August 2014
which would be more likely May/June if we stick to five month cycle. Note: one 
of the outcomes of the "shorter release cycle" BOF at Akademy was that we 
might re-evaluate the situation after the 4.11 release. So in external 
communication I would not yet settle for a date because it could be anywhere 
between the three months later as proposed by Alex and return to six months as 
it used to be.

Yes I realize we make it difficult for the marketing guys to communicate that. 
So maybe just "work in progress"?

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