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The core library APIs are frozen solid.
 
The core library APIs are frozen solid.
  
=== July 26, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Beta_Cycle|Beta1 Tagging]] ===
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Beta 1 is prepared and released after some initial testing. The incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity.
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=== August 29, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Beta_Cycle|Beta2]] ===
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Beta 2 is prepared and released after some initial testing.
  
 
Trunk is frozen for feature commits. i18n string changes are allowed.
 
Trunk is frozen for feature commits. i18n string changes are allowed.
  
=== August 29, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Beta_Cycle|Beta2 Tagging]] ===
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Beta 2 is prepared and released after some initial testing. The incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity.
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=== October 22, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Beta_Cycle|Beta4]] ===
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Beta 4 is prepared and released after some initial testing.
  
=== September 23, 2007: Total Release Freeze ===
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=== November 19, 2007: Total Release Freeze ===
 
This is the very last for committing anything that isn't reviewed on the development lists. If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.
 
This is the very last for committing anything that isn't reviewed on the development lists. If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.
  
=== September 25, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 1]] ===
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=== November 21, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 1]] ===
 
Targeted date for first release candidate.  Only regressions (breakage caused by the KDE4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed.
 
Targeted date for first release candidate.  Only regressions (breakage caused by the KDE4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed.
  
=== October 9, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 2]] ===
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=== December 5, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 2]] ===
 
Targeted date for second release candidate and then wait for show stoppers to appear.
 
Targeted date for second release candidate and then wait for show stoppers to appear.
  
=== October 23, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_KDE_4.0_Released|Targeted Release Date]] ===
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=== December 20, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_KDE_4.0_Released|Targeted Release Date]] ===

Revision as of 14:32, 31 August 2007

All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible. The KDE Release Team is acting as the coordinator for the 4.0 release.

Contents

KDE 4.0

August 2006: Technical Preview 1

The first technical preview, a developer release.

November 2006: Technical Preview 2

The second technical preview, a developer release.

February 2007: Technical Preview 3

The third technical preview, a developer release.

The kdelibs API will remain as stable as possible after that, so that application developers (in particular those not having their code in the KDE SVN) can start porting towards a stable kdelibs API.

Of course the applications in the KDE SVN will have been ported all along, and it will possible to alpha-test them at this stage.

Milestones

Milestones help guide us toward a final release, and the dates are subject to change. For more details see our roadmap.

April 2, 2007: Subsystem Freeze

From this date forward, no new KDE subsystem or major changes can be committed to kdelibs.

The buildsystem requirements (i.e. cmake version) are fixed.

May 1, 2007: kdelibs Soft Freeze

The kdelibs API is "soft-frozen", meaning that changes can be made but only with the consent of the core developers.

May 3, 2007: Alpha Tagging

The Alpha will be source only -- without translations.

June 1, 2007: trunk/KDE is module frozen

Trunk is frozen for new or resurrected applications.

A list of main modules that will be included in the final release will be made.

June 27, 2007: Alpha2 Tagging

The Alpha2 will be source only -- without translations.

July 24, 2007: Core Library Freeze

The core library APIs are frozen solid.

July 26, 2007: Beta1

Beta 1 is prepared and released after some initial testing.

August 29, 2007: Beta2

Beta 2 is prepared and released after some initial testing.

Trunk is frozen for feature commits. i18n string changes are allowed.

September 24, 2007: Beta3

Beta 3 is prepared and released after some initial testing.

October 22, 2007: Beta4

Beta 4 is prepared and released after some initial testing.

November 19, 2007: Total Release Freeze

This is the very last for committing anything that isn't reviewed on the development lists. If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.

November 21, 2007: Release Candidate 1

Targeted date for first release candidate. Only regressions (breakage caused by the KDE4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed.

December 5, 2007: Release Candidate 2

Targeted date for second release candidate and then wait for show stoppers to appear.

December 20, 2007: Targeted Release Date


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