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All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible.
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The KDE Release Team is acting as the coordinator for the 4.0 release.
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= KDE 4.0 =
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== August 2006: Technical Preview 1 ==
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The [http://dot.kde.org/1155935483/ first technical preview], a developer release.
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== November 2006: Technical Preview 2 ==
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The [http://dot.kde.org/1162475911/ second technical preview], a developer release.
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== February 2007: Technical Preview 3 ==
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The [http://dot.kde.org/1172249109/ third technical preview], a developer release.
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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.
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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.
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== Milestones ==
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Milestones help guide us toward a final release, and the '''dates are subject to change'''.  For more details see our [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap|roadmap]].
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=== April 2, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Subsystem_Freeze|Subsystem Freeze]] ===
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From this date forward, no new KDE subsystem or major changes can be committed to kdelibs.
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The buildsystem requirements (i.e. cmake version) are fixed.
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=== May 1, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_kdelibs_Soft_API_Freeze|kdelibs Soft Freeze]] ===
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The kdelibs API is "soft-frozen", meaning that changes can be made but only with the consent of the core developers.
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=== May 3, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Alpha_Release_Tagged|Alpha Tagging]] ===
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The Alpha will be source only -- without translations.
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=== June 1, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Module_Freeze|trunk/KDE is module frozen]] ===
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Trunk is frozen for new or resurrected applications.
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A list of main modules that will be included in the final release will be made.
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=== June 27, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Alpha2_Release|Alpha2 Tagging]] ===
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The Alpha2 will be source only -- without translations.
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=== July 24, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Core_Library_API_Freeze|Core Library Freeze]] ===
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The core library APIs are frozen solid.
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=== 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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Trunk is frozen for feature commits. i18n string changes are allowed.
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=== 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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=== September 23, 2007: Total Release Freeze ===
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This is the very last for committing anything that isn't reviewed on the development lists. If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.
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=== September 25, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 1]] ===
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Targeted date for first release candidate.  Only regressions (breakage caused by the KDE4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed.
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=== October 9, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_Release_Candidate_Cycle|Release Candidate 2]] ===
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Targeted date for second release candidate and then wait for show stoppers to appear.
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=== October 23, 2007: [[Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap#Milestone:_KDE_4.0_Released|Targeted Release Date]] ===
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