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The KDE Release Team Project Page

Purpose

The purpose of the KDE Release Team is to define and execute the official software releases of KDE.

The Release Team is responsible for setting release schedules for the official KDE releases. This includes release dates, deadlines for individual release steps and restrictions for code changes.

The Release Team coordinates release dates with the marketing and press efforts of KDE.

Members

The Release Team is composed of Module Coordinators, Marketing Team liaison (sebas), and the people who actually do the work of tagging and creating the releases (dirk).

As is our tradition, decision making is an open and public process and we welcome input from all concerned parties, including our partners, the packagers, and the distros.

Contact

Please contact the Release Team by email or join our public mailing list.

Current Activities

  • The 4.0 branch is in bugfixing mode, preparing for 4.0.1 to be tagged by the end of Jan 2008
  • Trunk is open for new features, new strings, bugfixing, and new artwork in preparation for 4.1.0 expected in Jul-Aug 2008

Module Coordinators

Functions

Module coordinators perform the following duties:

  • primary point of contact for the Release Team concerning issues with the module
  • help determine release schedules
  • communicate release schedules with the module developers
  • provide feedback from developers to the Release Team
  • review new applications for inclusion in the module
  • review old, unmaintained applications for removal from the modules and help find new maintainers
  • review external dependencies for the module
  • help set and review goals for major and feature releases
  • help with release preparation (eg. update application version numbers)

Coordinator List

Module Description Release Coordinator
kdelibs KDE foundational libraries help wanted
kdepimlibs KDE personal information libraries Allen Winter
kdebase-runtime Applications required by KDE apps to function properly at runtime, such as a help browser, framework (e.g. phonon, solid) backends, and certain configuration modules help wanted
kdebase-workspace the UNIX/Linux desktop shell help wanted
kdebase-apps Essential apps needed to complement a desktop shell for basic functionality (web browser, file manager, ...) help wanted
kdeaccessibility Accessibility applications Gunnar Schmi Dt
kdeartwork Additional icons, styles, etc. help wanted
kdeadmin Tools for system administration help wanted
kdeedu Applications with educational content Anne-Marie Mahfouf
kdegames Entertainment Johann Ollivier-Lapeyre
kdegraphics Graphics viewing and editing Aaron Seigo
kdemultimedia Audio and video applications Matthias Kretz
kdenetwork Network-centric apps (IM, remote desktop, etc) Urs Wolfer
kdepim Groupware Allen Winter
kdereview Staging area Tom Albers
kdesdk Tools for software development Matt Rogers
kdetoys Fun distractions help wanted
kdeutils Miscellaneous utilities help wanted
kdevelop IDE Matt Rogers
kdewebdev Web development tool suite Andras Mantia
extragear Extragear Helio Chissini de Castro
l10n-kde4 Localization Albert Astals Cid
koffice KOffice Boudewijn Rempt

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