David Faure, the KDE release coordinator, has posted the KDE 2.1 release schedule. The summary: KDE 2.1beta2 is scheduled for release on January 29, and KDE 2.1 is scheduled for release on February 12, 2001. Read the post below.
From: David Faure <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Release schedule for KDE 2.1 beta 2 and KDE 2.1 final
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 13:00:15 +0000
Here is a proposal for the release schedule for the next two releases.
This schedule gives the 3 weeks of message freeze that the translators asked for,
and gives us a feature freeze of 3 weeks too - hopefully enough time to close
everything on http://bugs.kde.org :-))
An alternative schedule would be to add one week between the two releases,
i.e. delay 2.1 final by one week. I suggest that we don't plan to do that, but we
keep this option at hand in case beta 2 turns out to have too many bugs.
KDE 2.1 Beta 2
The HEAD branch is frozen again : no new features, bugfixes
commits only, no commit that modifies an application's behaviour,
and **message freeze**.
The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_1_BETA2, and tarballs are made.
They are made public immediately, and given to packagers for creation
of binary packages.
The binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time for the mirrors
to get them.
Announce KDE 2.1 Beta 2
KDE 2.1 final
The HEAD branch remains frozen since Friday 12/01. Only bugfixing,
there is enough of that to do :)
Last day for translations, documentation, icons and critical bugfixes
The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_1_RELEASE, and tarballs are released
to the packagers.
The rest of the week is spent testing the tarballs, packaging and writing the
announcement and changelog.
The source and binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time
for the mirrors to get them.
Announce KDE 2.1.
David FAURE, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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