Schedules/KDE4/4.3 Release Schedule

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KDE 4.3 is the third 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 4.3 release.

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KDE 4.3

April 16th, 2009: 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 4.4.

May 4th, 2009: 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.

May 5th, 2009: 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. Exception: Artwork (try to keep the number of new strings low anyways).

May 5th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 Beta 1

Trunk is frozen for Beta 1 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.

May 12th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 Beta 1

Beta 1 becomes available for general consumption.

May 26th, 2009: Documentation/Handbook Freeze

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

June 2nd, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 Beta 2

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

June 9th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 Beta 2

Beta 2 becomes available for general consumption.

June 23rd, 2009: 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.

June 23rd, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 RC 1

Trunk is frozen for branching into branches/KDE/4.3. Afterwards, RC 1 release is tagged. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed. Afterwards, trunk is open for 4.4 development.

June 30th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 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.

July 8th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 RC 2

RC 2 is tagged from branches/KDE/4.3 and source tarballs are built. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

July 9th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 RC 2

RC 2 becomes available for general consumption. Incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity. Additional release candidates will be created as needed.

July 21st, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3 RC 3

RC 3 is tagged from branches/KDE/4.3 and source tarballs are built. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

July 22nd, 2009: Release KDE 4.3 RC 3

RC 3 becomes available for general consumption. Incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity. Additional release candidates will be created as needed.

July 28th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3

Branch is frozen for KDE 4.3 tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.

August 4th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3

KDE 4.3 becomes available for general consumption.

August 27th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3.1

September 1st, 2009: Release KDE 4.3.1

October 1st, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3.2

October 6th, 2009: Release KDE 4.3.2

October 30th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3.3

November 3rd, 2009: Release KDE 4.3.3

November 26th, 2009: Tag KDE 4.3.4

December 1st, 2009: Release KDE 4.3.4

January 21st, 2010: Tag KDE 4.3.5

January 28th, 2010: Release KDE 4.3.5


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