All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible. The KDE Technical Working Group is acting as release coordinator for the 4.0 releases
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Date: August 2006
Release date of the first technical preview, a developer release.
Date: November 2006
Release date of the second technical preview, a developer release.
Date: February 2007
Release date of the third technical preview, a developer release.
The kdelibs API will remain as stable as possible after that, so that application developers (in particular those not having their code in the KDE SVN) can start porting towards a stable kdelibs API.
Of course the applications in the KDE SVN will have been ported all along, and it will possible to alpha-test them at this stage.
Date: 1 April 2007
Date: 1 May 2007
Note: all affected modules must continue to compile and work as expected.
Date: 1 June 2007
Start: 25 June 2007
End: 24 September 2007
Duration: 3 months (estimated)
Start: 25 September 2007
End: 22 October 2007
Duration: 4 weeks (estimated)
Date: 23 October 2007