< SchedulesRevision as of 16:32, 27 March 2007 by Winterz (talk | contribs) (big changes 3-day weekend)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Contents 1 KDE 4.0 Release Roadmap 1.1 Milestone: Subsystem Freeze 1.2 Milestone: kdelibs Hackathon Week 1.3 Milestone: Alpha Release + kdelibs soft API Freeze 1.4 Milestone: Usability and Accessibility Review 1.5 Milestone: Feature Freeze 1.6 Milestone: Beta Cycle, Full kdelibs API Freeze 1.7 Milestone: Release Candidate Cycle 1.8 Milestone: KDE 4.0 Released KDE 4.0 Release Roadmap Milestone: Subsystem Freeze Date: 2 April 2007 Goals: After this date forward, no major KDE subsystem can be committed to kdelibs. The location of all classes are fixed within kdelibs. Trunk is expected to contain KDE4 code only now. This effectively means that all scripts processing translations for KDE3 in trunk will cease. Extragear applications that want to release based on KDE3 are expected to move to /branches/stable and work from there. The buildsystem requirements are fixed; i.e, must not require a version of cmake greater than 2.4.5. 31 March - 2 April is Big Changes 3-Day Weekend to make the final set of big changes. Milestone: kdelibs Hackathon Week Start: 15 Apr 2007 (estimated) End: 21 Apr 2007 Duration: 1 week Goals: kdelibs polishing and fine-tuning. Developer meeting (possible, planning TBD). Full API review of Phonon and Solid (Oslo meeting) Milestone: Alpha Release + kdelibs soft API Freeze Date: 1 May 2007 Goals: Qt 4.3 is required from here until release. The kdelibs API is frozen. This means that the classes and interfaces are not allowed to change, except with permission of the core developers. 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. NOTE: all affected modules must continue to compile and work as expected. Milestone: Usability and Accessibility Review Date: 8 May 2007 Goals: Application Usability Review Application Accessibility Review Continues until the start of the Beta Cycle Milestone: Feature Freeze Date: 1 June 2007 Goals: The KDE main modules are frozen for new features. No new features are allowed, the focus is on stabilizing the applications and fixing all bugs. 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. Milestone: Beta Cycle, Full kdelibs API Freeze Start: 25 June 2007 End: 24 September 2007 Duration: 3 months (estimated) Goals: From this date forward, a Beta Version will be published every month until most grave bugs are resolved. The kdelibs API is now frozen solid. Translations are included starting with the second Beta, thus beginning a string freeze. Exceptions can be requested on the kde-i18n mailinglist. Milestone: Release Candidate Cycle Start: 25 September 2007 End: 22 October 2007 Duration: 4 weeks (estimated) Goals: From this date forward, a Release Candidate will be released every two weeks until *all* grave bugs are resolved. 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. 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. Milestone: KDE 4.0 Released Date: 23 October 2007 Goals: This date is based on an estimated 3 Beta's and 2 Release Candidates. Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Schedules/KDE4/4.0_Release_Roadmap&oldid=9568" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.