KDE Frameworks Release Cycle

Aleix Pol aleixpol at kde.org
Tue Apr 29 12:50:38 UTC 2014

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> ahoy, quick question that just when we discussed this in kubuntu:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> >  * Everything is developed in master, so each release will contain a few
> new
> > features and bugfixes;
> > Of course, going with this type of cycle comes with some price of its
> own:
> >  * Features in released modules can only be introduced in a very fine
> grained
> > way so as to not jeopardize the stability;
> I suspect that's bad wording, but those two things sound contradicting to
> me.
> If everything is developed in master (i.e. features are not developed
> in a feature branch and then merged into master) but features mustn't
> affect the stability, how do you ensure latter if someone develops a
> feature locally (alas, no feature branch on git.kde.org) and then
> pushes at any day (since there is no feature freeze)?
> HS
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By being stubborn in different ways:
- Ensure merged features are unit tested.
- Don't let things get merged if they make other tests to fail.

The idea is that when it's merged, it should already be stable.

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