Subject: 2.2 RELEASE SCHEDULE (proposal) [NOTE: 2.2 != 2.1.1]
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 22:29:04 -0800
From: Waldo Bastian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The release schedule for KDE 2.1.1 has been discussed the last few
days. This is a proposal for the next major release _after_ that,
better known as KDE 2.2
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KDE 2.2 Release Plan
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
* New koffice release.
All dates given here are subject to revision, but we will try out
best to stick to them if possible.
David Faure is acting as release coordinator for the KDE 2.1.1 and
KDE 2.2 Beta 1
Thursday March 22
The HEAD branch is temporary frozen : bugfix commits only
Wednesday March 28
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 April 2
Announce KDE 2.2 Beta 1.
KDE 2.2 Beta 2
Monday April 23
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!
Monday April 30
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 May 4
The binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time for
the mirrors to get them.
Monday May 7
Announce KDE 2.2 Beta 2
KDE 2.2 final
Monday May 14
The HEAD branch goes into deep-freeze. All commits should be posted
for review first.
Sunday May 27
Last day for translations, documentation, icons and critical bugfixes
Monday May 28
The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_2_RELEASE and the day is spent
testing the release a final time.
Tuesday May 29
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 June 1
The source and binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give
some time for the mirrors to get them.
Monday June 4
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:
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