KDE Gear 24.02 bug fix releases and next Gear releases

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Tue Nov 28 15:21:38 GMT 2023

El dilluns, 27 de novembre de 2023, a les 8:57:26 (CET), Heiko Becker va 
> Hi everyone,
> the question of the next Gear release (after 24.02) came up in #kde-devel
> yesterday evening. Due to this, it also occured to me that we haven't
> scheduled any bug fix releases for 24.02 itself. Which is a bit connected
> to the first question, because I guess we don't want too many stable
> branches at the same time (as in more than 1 really).
> I mostly see three options, but of course please chime if you think of
> something else:
> a) Continue with the usual dates, eg. 24.04 and 24.08. (or omitting 24.04
> and continue with 24.08 right away)
> b) Continue with the usual interval, so 24.06, 24.10 and so on
> c) Slightly change the interval to come back to the proven schedule with
> its nice numbers divisible by 4, so something like, 24.05 and 24.08.
> Personally, I'd favour b) or c). I think a) is either too short or too
> long. Not sure how b) would interact with holiday schedules, exams or
> distro releases though.

I think b) isn't the best idea, I think the .4/.8/.12 schedule has worked well 
for us for a long time, we only exceptionally decided to shift it for this 
release because it was better to ship most of our things together because of 
the Qt6 migration.

Personally in my brain I had the a) scenario, but you are right that having 
24.04 just after 24.02 may not be the best time wise (and waiting for 24.08 is 
also too much), so I have now been convinced that c) may be a get idea, so we 
get back to our "usual" release schedule a bit more "slowly"

That would leave us with:
  24.02.0: February
  24.02.1: March
  24.02.2: April
  24.05.0: May
  24.05.1: June  
  24.05.2: July
  24.08.0: August
... resume usual scheduling ...


> Regards,
> Heiko

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