Schedules/KOffice 1.6 Release Schedule

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All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible.

Cyrille Berger is acting as release coordinator for the KOffice 1.6 release.

KOffice 1.6 will be released independently from KDE. But new development will only happens for a few applications (mostly Krita, Kexi and KChart), other applications are developed for the version 2.0 of koffice.

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The genesis of the 1.6 version

Beginning of April, 2006

The development for the 1.6 branch is started only for Krita, Kexi, KChart and KPlato, other parts of koffice are closed for now.

KOffice 1.6 Alpha 1

July 10, 2006

The 1.5 branch is officially close for bug fixes, except critical ones, all bug fixes must be applied to the 1.6 branch.

August 1, 2006

An alpha version of KOffice 1.6 is released.

KOffice 1.6 Beta 1

August 15, 2006

From that date, developers are asked to be carefull about the modification they make, no big changes, even if, adding small new features is still allowed. This is needed if we want to shorten the release cycle and still be sure to deliver a high quality new version.

September 1, 2006

The 1.6 branch of KOffice is frozen: no new features, bugfixes commits only, no commit that modifies an application's behaviour, and message freeze.

September 1, 2006

KOffice is tagged KOFFICE_1_6_BETA1. Tarballs are made out of KOffice, for

KOffice 1.6 Beta 1

They are made public immediately, and given to packagers for creation of binary packages.

September 9, 2006

Announce KOffice 1.6 Beta 1.

September 13, 2006

And documentation is frozen.

KOffice 1.6 RC1

September 18, 2006

Tag l10n for 1.6 rc1.

September 19, 2006

Tag KOffice 1.6 rc1 (tags/koffice/1.6-rc1). Test the tarballs.
This week is for packagers to create binary packages.

September 26, 2006

Announce KOffice 1.6 RC 1

KOffice 1.6 Final

October 6, 2006

Tag KOffice 1.6 final version (tags/koffice/1.6.0). Test the tarballs.
This week is for packagers to create binary packages.

October 14, 2006

The source and binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time for the mirrors to get them.

October 15, 2006

Announce KOffice 1.6

Koffice 1.6.1

From October 16, 2006 to October 22, 2006

String freeze lift for kexi.

November 6, 2006

Tag 1.6.1 (tags/koffice/1.6.1).

November 29, 2006

Release 1.6.1.

Koffice 1.6.2

From November 30, 2006 to December 7, 2006

String freeze lift for kexi.

February 7, 2007

Tag 1.6.2 (tags/koffice/1.6.2).

February 14, 2007

Release 1.6.2.

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The release date of 1.6.1 and 1.6.2 are subject to change in the future, and are given only as indication. No 1.6.3 is planned for now, but if it's needed, either for translations or bug fixes, then one will be made.
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