On Wednesday 14 March 2007 13:22:20 Allen Winter wrote:
> Hereby we, the Release Team, present a draft KDE 4.0 Release roadmap which
> has been discussed on our mailinglist the past few weeks. It's an
> optimistic schedule that aims to release in late October, based on 3 Beta's
> and 2 release candidates.
> We tried to make a schedule that pleases as many people as possible, but
> you will understand that everyone has their own favorite agenda. So when
> commenting on the schedule you will need to think about who will benefit
> from the change and who will have trouble with it. Your personal interest
> might not be the one of the group.
> KDE 4.0 will not contain all features announced nor promised: these will
> come during the lifetime of KDE 4. We can probably switch quickly to a
> KDE 4.1 release if there are major subsystems ready for merging soon after
> the KDE 4.0 hits the streets. Also remember that we have been porting for
> a couple years and we need to get this show on the road.
> Release soon and release often.
Sounds like a good plan to me :)
I'd like to ask for one special exception though regarding kdelibs. Matthias,
Will and Kevin are going to meet with some of us here in Oslo in the third
week of April and we plan to do a full API review by Qt standards of Phonon
and Solid (and we also want to explore the possibilities of backends on other
platforms). On the downside that means that there is a probability ;-) of API
changes (function/enum renaming, etc.), but on the upside there aren't a
whole lot of applications that use this API directly at this point and of
course we would port the trunk.
Since this unfortunately conflicts with the proposed kdelibs freeze in April
is there a chance of getting an exception from the release team for this? :)