KDE 3.2 is the second feature release in the KDE 3.x series. The list of planned features can be found in a separate document. All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try our best to stick to them if possible. Stephan Kulow is acting as release coordinator for the 3.2 releases.
Many KDE developers will meet in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic to discuss what final touches are missing for KDE 3.2 and update the feature plan.
The HEAD branch is frozen for feature commits that are not listed in the planned-feature document. Only bugfixes and the listed feature-commits are to be committed. Still, binary compatibility is not required, i18n string changes are allowed. KDE 3.2 Alpha 1 is tagged and tarballs are made for testing.
Alpha 1 ("Brokenboring") is announced. The incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity.
Alpha 2 is tagged and tarballs are made for testing.
The HEAD branch is tagged as Beta 1 and is frozen for nonurgent commits. Tarballs are released to the packagers.
The HEAD branch is only open for show stopper bug fixes and very secure changes.
The HEAD branch is tagged as Beta 2 and is released to the packagers. When the binaries are ready (to be expected 4th of December), the CVS opens again for the way it was after Beta1. As most are to be expected to be on vacation towards the end of the year, commiters are asked to be very conservative with their changes and ask for second views on the lists.
The HEAD branch is only open for show stopper bug fixes. A last time merge for the translations is done and as that has happened, the last remaining docs patches are put into CVS.
Release Candidate 1 is prepared and tagged as KDE_3_2_0_RELEASE and a KDE_3_2_BRANCH is created. New Release Candidates will be released as show stopper bugs appear (and are fixed). If everything goes fine...
KDE 3.2 will be made available for download, PR materials will be uploaded to the website and an official announcement will follow.
KDE 3.2.1 tarballs are generated and uploaded to the packagers. Announcement roughly a week later.
KDE 3.2.2 tarballs are generated and uploaded to the packagers. Announcement roughly a week later.
KDE 3.2.3 tarballs are generated and uploaded to the packagers. Announcement roughly a week later.