KDE 3.4 is the fourth (and most likely last) 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 3.4 releases.
Alpha 1 will be source only - without translations.
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. The feature list closes for unreviewed changes that day.
The HEAD branch is tagged as Beta 1 and is frozen for nonurgent commits till 8th. Features should mainly be done by now.
Beta 1 is prepared and released after some initial testing. The incoming bugs will be reviewed for their severity.
After this date only bug fixes are allowed and the same message freeze applies as for released versions (i.e. only previously untranslated strings or clear errors in strings can be fixed - no new strings) The HEAD branch is frozen for nonurgent commits till 6th The only exception to the message freeze in the first week is the typo and style guide fixing of last minute feature commits.
Beta 2 is tagged and tarballs are made for testing. Tarballs are released to the packagers.
This is the very last for commiting anything that isn't reviewed on the development lists. If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.
This release will happen very quickly, so the RC1 will already be labeled 3.4.0. So if there's nothing wrong with it, we will change the file names and are done (I can have dreams too, no?). With this release a KDE_3_4_BRANCH is created and the final touches are applied in there.
The first translation and bug fix release. Please add your changes to
The second translation and bug fix release. Please add your changes to
The third translation and bug fix release. Please add your changes to