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= The KDE Release Team Project Page =
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== Purpose ==
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The purpose of the KDE Release Team is to define and execute the official software releases of KDE.
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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.
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The Release Team coordinates release dates with the marketing and press efforts of KDE.
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== Members ==
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The Release Team is composed of Module Coordinators, Marketing Team liaison (sebas), and the people who actually do the work of tagging and creating the releases (dirk).
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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.
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== Contact ==
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Please contact the Release Team by [mailto:release-team@kde.org email] or join our public [https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/release-team 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.
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== Activities ==
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* Make sure KDE is in a releasable state when we release it (this depends of course on the individual modules)
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* Plan and communicate when KDE releases happen, and intermediate steps to get there (betas, rcs, code freeze and unfreezes)
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* Providing packagers with sufficient information to package and ship KDE (information about dependencies, for example)
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* Decide on exemptions for the code freezes (often boils down to granting it if the translation team OKs it)
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* Collecting the set of features for the next release
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* Take the final decision if a feature enters the release, or not
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== The Release Process ==
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* [[Projects/Release_Team/Release_Process_Responsibilities | Release Process Responsibilities]]
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* The old [[Projects/Release_Team/Release_Process | Release Process]] page
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== Module Coordinators ==
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=== Functions ===
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Module coordinators perform the following duties:
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* primary point of contact for the Release Team concerning issues with the module
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* help determine release schedules
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* communicate release schedules with the module developers
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* provide feedback from developers to the Release Team
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* review new applications for inclusion in the module
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* review old, unmaintained applications for removal from the modules and help find new maintainers
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* review external dependencies for the module
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* help set and review goals for major and feature releases
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* help with release preparation (eg. update application version numbers)
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=== Coordinator List ===
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{| border="1"
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! Module !! Description !! Release Coordinator
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdelibs kdelibs] || KDE foundational libraries || help wanted
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdepimlibs kdepimlibs] || KDE personal information libraries || [mailto:winter@kde.org Allen Winter]
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kde-runtime 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 || [mailto:ogoffart@kde.org Olivier Goffart]
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kde-workspace kde-workspace] || the UNIX/Linux desktop shell || [mailto:aseigo@kde.org Aaron Seigo]
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kde-baseapps kde-baseapps] || Essential apps needed to complement a desktop shell for basic functionality (web browser, file manager, ...) || help wanted
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kate kate] || The KDE editor || ?
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/konsole konsole] || The KDE Console || [mailto:cullmann@kde.org Christoph Cullmann]
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|- valign=top
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeaccessibility kdeaccessibility] || Accessibility applications || [mailto:gunnar@schmi-dt.de Gunnar Schmi Dt]
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|- valign=top
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdeartwork kdeartwork] || Additional icons, styles, etc. || [mailto:riccardo@kde.org Riccardo Iaconelli]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdeadmin kdeadmin] || Tools for system administration || [mailto:nicolas.ternisien@gmail.com Nicolas Ternisien]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeedu kdeedu] || Applications with educational content ||[mailto:annma@kde.org Anne-Marie Mahfouf]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdegames kdegames] || Entertainment || [mailto:matt@milliams.com Matt Williams]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdegraphics kdegraphics] || Graphics viewing and editing || [mailto:aseigo@kde.org Aaron Seigo]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdemultimedia kdemultimedia] || Audio and video applications || [mailto:sitter@kde.org Harald Sitter]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdenetwork kdenetwork] || Network-centric apps (IM, remote desktop, etc) || [mailto:uwolfer@kde.org Urs Wolfer]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdepim kdepim] || Groupware || [mailto:winter@kde.org Allen Winter]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeplasma-addons kdeplasma-addons] || Plasma applets || [mailto:aseigo@kde.org Aaron Seigo]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/kdereview kdereview] || Staging area ||
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[mailto:aseigo@kde.org Aaron Seigo]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdesdk kdesdk] || Tools for software development || [mailto:kossebau@kde.org Friedrich Kossebaum]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdetoys kdetoys] || Fun distractions || [mailto:kde@hilefoks.org Stefan Böhmann]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeutils kdeutils] || Miscellaneous utilities || [mailto:kubito@gmail.com Raphael Kubo da Costa]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdewebdev kdewebdev] || Web development tool suite || [mailto:amantia@kde.org Andras Mantia]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear extragear] || Extragear || [mailto:helio@kde.org Helio Chissini de Castro]
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| [http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/l10n-kde4 l10n-kde4] || Localization || [mailto:aacid@kde.org Albert Astals Cid]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/koffice koffice] || KOffice || [mailto:zander@kde.org Thomas Zander]
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| [https://projects.kde.org/projects/calligra calligra] || Calligra Office Suite || [mailto:cberger@cberger.net Cyrille Berger]
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