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Waldo Bastian: KDE 2.2 Schedule

Mar 30, 2001, 08:35 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Waldo Bastian)
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:47:18 -0800
From: Waldo Bastian bastian@kde.org
To: kde-core-devel@kde.org, kde-devel@kde.org, kmail@kde.org
Subject: KDE 2.2 Schedule

The following is the outline for our KDE 2.2 release schedule.
The 2.2 release, unlike the 2.1.1 release, will come with new functionality
and improvements in many areas of KDE.

We aim for the following improvements among others:

          Better printing framework
          IMAP support in kmail
          Improved database support with kdedb

All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try out best to
stick to them if possible.

Waldo Bastian is acting as release coordinator for the 2.2 releases.

KOffice 1.1 will be released independent from KDE 2.2. The KOffice 1.1
release schedule can be found on
http://developer.kde.org/development-versions/koffice-1.1-release-plan.html

KDE 2.2 Alpha 1
============

Monday April 9

The HEAD branch is temporary frozen : bugfix commits only

Friday April 13

Tarballs are made out of the HEAD of CVS, for KDE 2.2 Alpha 1 . They are made
public immediately, and given to packagers for creation of binary packages.
HEAD branch is open for commits again.

Monday April 16

Announce KDE 2.2 Alpha 1.

Goal of KDE 2.2 Alpha 1 is to test out new major technologies incorporated in
KDE.

KDE 2.2 Beta 1
============

Monday May 7

The HEAD branch is temporary frozen : bugfix commits only

Friday May 11

Tarballs are made out of the HEAD of CVS, for KDE 2.2 Beta 1 They are made
public immediately, and given to packagers for creation of binary packages.
HEAD branch is open for commits again.

Monday May 14

Announce KDE 2.2 Beta 1.

Goal of KDE 2.2 Beta 1 is to fixate the API of 2.2. All major interface
changes/additions should happen before KDE 2.2 Beta 1.

KDE 2.2 Beta 2
============

Monday June 4

The HEAD branch is frozen again : no new features, bugfixes commits only, no
commit that modifies an application's behaviour, and message freeze. This
freeze will last till the release of KDE 2.2!

Changes to existing or additions of new translatable messages needed to fix
critical bugs should be done with consultation of the translation teams on
the kde-i18n-doc@kde.org mailinglist.

Monday June 11

The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_2_BETA2, and tarballs are made. They
are made public immediately, and given to packagers for creation of binary
packages.

Friday June 15

The binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time for the
mirrors to get them.

Monday June 18

Announce KDE 2.2 Beta 2

KDE 2.2 final
==========

Monday July 2

The HEAD branch goes into deep-freeze. All commits should be posted for
review first.

Sunday July 8

Last day for translations, documentation, icons and critical bugfixes commits.

Monday July 9

The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_2_RELEASE and the day is spent testing
the release a final time.

Tuesday July 10

The tarballs are made and released to the packagers.

The rest of the week is spent testing the tarballs, packaging and writing the
announcement and changelog.

Friday July 13

The source and binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time
for the mirrors to get them.

Monday July 16

Announce KDE 2.2.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Which packages are included?

A) The current list of packages that will be in the 2.2 release is:

                      kdesupport (unchanged)
                      kdelibs
                      kdebase
                      kdenetwork
                      kdegraphics
                      kdeadmin
                      kdemultimedia
                      kdegames
                      kdeutils
                      kdetoys
                      kdepim
                      kdesdk
                      kdebindings
                      kdevelop
                      kdoc

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