Planned changes to the schedule:
KDE SC 4.5 is a feature release for KDE SC 4. All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible. The KDE Release Team is acting as the coordinator for this release.
All deadlines are due 23:59 UTC, but if you need a few more hours, notify someone from the release team.
Trunk is frozen for feature commits that are not listed in the planned feature document. Only bugfixes and the code implementing the listed features are to be committed after this date. The feature list also closes today.
Features not already finished or not listed on the planned features page will have to wait until KDE SC 4.6.
Trunk is frozen for all feature commits, even those listed in the planned feature document. Only bug fixes are allowed. Binary compatibility for new API is not yet required.
All translated messages (GUI strings) are frozen on this date. Only previously untranslated strings or clear errors in strings can be fixed. No major new strings changes should be done. It is ok to remove strings. Exception: Artwork (try to keep the number of new strings low anyways). Exception: Typo fixes can be fixed until Beta2 is released but you have to mail kde-i18n-doc saying you made a typo fix change.
Trunk is frozen for Beta 1 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed. The usual beta rules apply as soon as the Beta tarballs have been generated.
Beta 1 becomes available for general consumption.
No more substantive changes to documentation or handbooks after this date. Typos, spelling and simple grammar changes are permitted.
Trunk is frozen for Beta 2 release tagging. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.
Beta 2 becomes available for general consumption. May 19th: Soft Message Freeze.
Up to now you were able to do typo changes, but you had to mail kde-i18n-doc saying you made a typo fix change. From this moment on you need an explicit ok *forehand* from kde-i18n-doc for every single string change.
All artwork is frozen on this date. No new artwork should be added. Existing artwork can continue to be tweaked and fixed.
No new additions to the language bindings, except optional bindings as permitting by the kde-bindings team.
During tagging freeze only compilation fixes for all platforms are allowed to be committed. Everything else (even showstopper fixes) *have* to be run through reviewboard, with the release-team and the effected maintainers as reviewer.
Trunk is frozen for branching into branches/KDE/4.5. Afterwards, RC 1 release is tagged. Only urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed. As soon as the RC has been confirmed to build it will be released immediately.
RC 2 release is tagged. As soon as the RC has been confirmed to build it will be released immediately.
Branch is frozen for KDE SC 4.5 tagging. Only very urgent fixes, such as those fixing compilation errors, should be committed.
KDE SC 4.5 becomes available for general consumption.