Schedules/KDE4/4.0 Release Beta Goals

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This page will list all the release goals for the beta cycle of KDE4. It will contain not only the goals, but also the current state and what YOU can do to help out.

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  • Plasma
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: aseigo
    • goal:
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  • Color configuration
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: mwoehlke
    • goal:
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    • expected time of arrival:


  • Oxygen style
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: mwoehlke, boemann, #oxygen
    • goal:
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    • expected time of arrival:


  • Konqueror
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: dfaure
    • goal:
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    • expected time of arrival:


  • Dolphin
    • current state: no showstopper anymore
    • contact: Peter Penz
    • goal: I think Dolphin is in a quite acceptable state now and I'll have a lot of time during the next week to fix the most serious bugs. David Faure and Rafael Fernández López also investigate a lot of time in Dolphin related things so I'm optimistic that Dolphin should be in a good shape for KDE 4.0.
    • howto help:
      • I'm concerned a little bit whether the Dolphin KPart is matured enough for getting Konqueror in shape. Maybe David can comment whether some help is needed in this area (I've set David to CC).
      • I'm not sure about the state of Nepomuk. Currently the performance is too slow for sorting items by tags or rating. It would be possible to use an internal cache in Dolphin for this, but this would only reduce the time from O(n*log(n)) to O(n) and the problem is n: reading e. g. 30 items takes several seconds... Maybe Sebastian Trüg could need some support. In the worst case I'd suggest to remove the "sort by tags" and "sort by rating" feature in Dolphin for KDE 4.0.
    • expected time of arrival: My plan is that all serious bugs get closed until the end of September. No known showstoppers are left :-)


  • KMail
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: till, tmg
    • goal:
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  • Kate
    • current state: showstopper
    • goal:
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  • Printing
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: Alex Merry
    • goal: Printing support working in all applications that can currently print, with print preview and customisable dialogs
    • help needed: We need to actually decide the precise API we are going to use, but then every application needs porting to it. In particular, the people currently working on it either have very little time, are not really programmers or have very little experience in dealing with printing systems. And no-one who has experience of printing systems can agree what the best way forward is.
    • howto help: send e-mail to the mailto:kde-print-devel@kde.org mailing list
    • expected time of arrival: Once we have a decision on the API and have implemented it, the porting could probably be done in a few days.


  • Sound
    • current state: showstopper
    • contact: vir
    • goal:
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    • expected time of arrival:

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