Schedules/KDE4/4.2 Release Schedule

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KDE 4.2 is the second feature release for KDE 4. 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 4.2 release.

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KDE 4.2

October 19th, 2008: Soft Feature Freeze

Trunk is frozen for feature commits that are not listed in the planned feature document. Only bugfixes and the code implementing the listed features are to be committed. The feature list also closes today.

Features not already finished or listed on the planned features page will have to wait until KDE 4.3.

October 21st, 2008: Tag KDE 4.2 Alpha 1

Trunk is frozen for Alpha 1 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

Alpha 1 will be source only - without translations.

October 28th, 2008: Release KDE 4.2 Alpha 1

Alpha 1 becomes available for general consumption.

November 17th, 2008: Hard Feature Freeze

Trunk is frozen for all feature commits, even those listed in the planned feature document. Only bug fixes are allowed. Binary compatibility for new API is not yet required.

November 18th, 2008: Message Freeze.

All translated messages (GUI strings) are frozen on this date. Only previously untranslated strings or clear errors in strings can be fixed. No major new strings changes should be done. It is ok to remove strings.

November 18th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.2 Beta 1

Trunk is frozen for Beta 2 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed. The usual beta rules apply as soon as the Beta tarballs have been generated.

November 25th, 2008: Release KDE 4.2 Beta 1

Beta 1 becomes available for general consumption.

November 25th, 2008: Documentation/Handbook Freeze

No more substantive changes to documentation or handbooks after this date. Typos, spelling and simple grammar changes are permitted.

December 9th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.2 Beta 2

Trunk is frozen for Beta 2 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

December 16th, 2008: Release KDE 4.2 Beta 2

Beta 2 becomes available for general consumption.

January 6th, 2008: Artwork and Bindings Freeze

All artwork is frozen on this date. No new artwork should be added. Existing artwork can continue to be tweaked and fixed.

No new additions to the language bindings, except optional bindings as permitting by the kde-bindings team.

January 6th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.2 RC 1

Trunk is frozen for RC 1 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

January 13th, 2008: Release KDE 4.2 RC 1

RC 1 becomes available for general consumption. Incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity. Additional release candidates will be created as needed.

January 20th, 2008: Tag KDE 4.2

Assuming there is only one release candidate, trunk is frozen for KDE 4.2 tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

January 27th, 2008: Release KDE 4.2

KDE 4.2 becomes available for general consumption.


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