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= KDE 4.0 Release Roadmap =
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== Milestone: Subsystem Freeze ==
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'''Date:''' 2 April 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* After this date forward, no major KDE subsystem can be committed to kdelibs.
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* The location of all classes are fixed within kdelibs.
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* Trunk is expected to contain KDE4 code only now. This effectively means that all scripts processing translations for KDE3 in trunk will cease.
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* Extragear applications that want to release based on KDE3 are expected to move to /branches/stable and work from there.
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* The buildsystem requirements are fixed; i.e, must not require a version of cmake greater than 2.4.5.
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* Qt 4.3 is required from here until release.
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* '''31 March - 2 April''' is ''Big Changes 3-Day Weekend'' to make the final set of big changes.
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== Milestone: kdelibs Hackathon Week ==
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'''Start:''' 15 Apr 2007 (estimated)  '''End:''' 21 Apr 2007  '''Duration:''' 1 week
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'''Goals:'''
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* kdelibs polishing and fine-tuning.
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* Developer meeting (possible, planning TBD).
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* Full API review of Phonon and Solid (Oslo meeting)
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== Milestone: kdelibs Soft API Freeze ==
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'''Date:''' 1 May 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* The kdelibs API is frozen. This means that the classes and interfaces are not allowed to change, except with permission of the core developers.
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* To make an API change, post a kdelibs API exception request to the kde-core-devel mailinglist with an explanation and the code. If there are no objections after a week, the change can be committed.
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''NOTE:'' all affected modules must continue to compile and work as expected.
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== Milestone: Alpha Release Tagged ==
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'''Date:''' 3 May 2007
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The Alpha will be source only -- without translations.
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== Milestone: New Application Freeze and Usability and Accessibility Review ==
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'''Date:''' 8 May 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* ''All'' applications expected to be released with KDE 4.0 must:
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** use the new cmake buildsystem
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** compile with Qt4.3 and {{module|kdelibs 4.0}}. (Using Q3Support and/or kde3support is ok, though not desired)
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** have a handbook (that at least describes what the application does)
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* New applications must be committed into {{module|kdereview}} for review
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* Resurrected applications must be committed back into their KDE main module
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* Start Application Usability and Accessibility Review continuing until the start of the Beta Cycle
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== Milestone: Module Freeze ==
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'''Date:''' 1 June 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* Any new application from {{module|kdereview}} must be in place in its KDE main module.
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* The KDE main modules are frozen for new applications.
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* The main module maintainers must indicate if they will follow the release schedule or will divert and not be released together with KDE 4.0.
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== Milestone: Artwork Freeze ==
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'''Start:''' 13 June 2007 (tentative)
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'''Goals:'''
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* Last chance to commit a new (excluding oxygen) style or theme into kdeartwork.
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* The work does not need to be 100% complete at this time, but it must be nearing completion so it can be reviewed and beta-tested.
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== Milestone: Alpha2 Release ==
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'''Date:''' 27 June 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* The Alpha2 Release will be source only -- without translations.
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* The tagging will occur on this date, with the actual release occurring soon after.
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== Milestone: Core Library API Freeze ==
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'''Date:''' 24 July 2007
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'''Goals:'''
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* The core library APIs are frozen solid.  The core libraries include those in the kdesupport, kdelibs, and kdepimlibs modules.
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== Milestone: Beta Cycle ==
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'''Start:''' 25 July 2007
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'''End:''' 23 October 2007
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'''Duration:''' 3 months (estimated)
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'''Goals:'''
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* From this date forward, a Beta Release will be published every month until most grave bugs are resolved. The actual release of the Betas will occur soon after the tagging.
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* Starting after the second Beta (30 August):
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** application feature freeze commences: focus shifts to stabilizing the applications, fixing bugs, and improving art and documentation.
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* The Beta Cycle will continue until the critical products are determined to be functional (the "minimum requirements"). The progress can be seen at [http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Beta_Goals this page]
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== Milestone: Release Candidate Cycle ==
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'''Start:''' 24 October 2007
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'''End:''' 4 December 2007
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'''Duration:''' 6 weeks (estimated)
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'''Goals:'''
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* From this date forward, a Release Candidate will be released every three weeks until *all* grave bugs are resolved.
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* After the first Release Candidate there is a total release freeze. This means only regressions (breakage caused due to the KDE4 port) or grave bugs can be fixed, but nothing else.
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* With the first Release Candidate, a list of languages which will be included with the KDE 4.0 release will be made available, based on the usual rules.
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== Milestone: KDE 4.0.0 Tagged ==
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'''Date:''' 4 January 2008
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'''Goals:'''
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*This date is based on an estimated 3 Beta's and 2 Release Candidates.
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