The KDE Release Team has revised the release
schedule for KDE 4.0. The first visible bits of KDE 4.0
will be the KDE Development Platform release on October, 30. This Development Platform release
consists of bits and pieces needed to develop KDE applications. It includes kdesupport, kdelibs, kdepimlibs
and kdebase/runtime. The purpose of the KDE Development Platform release is to make it
easier for third party developers to port their applications to KDE4 technology and to start developing
new applications. The final and long awaited release of the KDE Desktop 4.0 is planned for
December, 11th 2007, well in time to be a Christmas present for everyone who
has been longing for KDE 4.0.
The revised release schedule looks like this:
- October, 2nd: KDE 4.0 Beta 3
October, 19th: Total Release Freeze, only critical bugfixes are allowed to get in.
If in doubt, ask the release coordinator.
- October, 30th: KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 1
- November, 14th: KDE 4.0 Release Candidate 2
- December, 11th: KDE 4.0
Tagging of those releases takes place on the Wednesday before the release, so if you are a
developer, make sure to have your code in by the following dates:
- September, 26th: Tagging Beta3
- October, 19th: Total Release Freeze, critical bugfixes only from this date
- October, 24th: Tagging RC1
- November, 14th: Tagging RC2
- December, 5th: Tagging 4.0
The Release Team would like to stress that developers should be in 'release mode' by now,
concentrating on making KDE4 usable as quickly as possible. Start using the current SVN version and
help us fixing bugs.