The purpose of the KDE Release Team is to define and execute the official software releases of KDE.
The Release Team is responsible for setting release schedules for the official KDE releases. This includes release dates, deadlines for individual release steps and restrictions for code changes.
The Release Team coordinates release dates with the marketing and press efforts of KDE.
The Release Team is composed of Module Coordinators, Marketing Team liaison (Jos Poortvliet), and the people who actually do the work of tagging and creating the releases (aacid, tnyblom, winterz).
As is our tradition, decision making is an open and public process and we welcome input from all concerned parties, including our partners, the packagers, and the distros.
Please contact the Release Team by email or join our public mailing list. The release-team mailinglist is moderated by Richard Moore (IRC: richmoore) and Dirk Müller (IRC: dirk). They will (need to) approve email sent by people not subscribed. In case they miss something (which can always happen as we're all busy people), please ping them on IRC.
Module coordinators perform the following duties:
|kdelibs||KDE4-era foundational libraries||David Faure|
|KDE Frameworks||Qt5-based modern libraries||David Faure|
|kde-runtime||Applications required by KDE apps to function properly at runtime, such as a help browser, framework (e.g. phonon, solid) backends, and certain configuration modules||help wanted|
|kde-baseapps||Essential apps needed to complement a desktop shell for basic functionality (web browser, file manager, ...)||help wanted|
|kate||The KDE editor||Christoph Cullmann|
|konsole||The KDE Console||Kurt Hindenburg|
|kdeaccessibility||Accessibility applications||help wanted|
|kdeartwork kde-wallpapers kde-base-artwork||Additional icons, styles, etc.||help wanted|
|kdeadmin||Tools for system administration||help wanted|
|kdeedu||Applications with educational content||Aleix Pol Gonzalez|
|kdegraphics||Graphics viewing and editing||help wanted|
|kdemultimedia||Audio and video applications||help wanted|
|kdenetwork||Network-centric apps (IM, remote desktop, etc)||Urs Wolfer|
|kdepim||Groupware, libs, runtime, etc||Sandro Knauß|
|kdeplasma-addons||Plasma applets||help wanted|
|kdesdk||Tools for software development||help wanted|
|kdeutils||Miscellaneous utilities||Rolf Eike Beer|
|kdewebdev||Web development tool suite||help wanted|
|l10n-kde4||Localization (also kf5)||Albert Astals Cid|
|calligra||Calligra Office Suite||Cyrille Berger|