After some debate last week over whether KDE 2.2 HEAD BRANCH
was ready for a stable release,
Waldo Bastian, the KDE 2.2
release coordinator, has
a revised release schedule (also available if you Read More).
The release has been delayed two weeks from Monday, July 16 to August 6.
Though KDE excels at sticking to published release schedules, it seems
to me that stability and security are the developers' primary concerns.
And That's A Good ThingTM.
This is to keep you up to date with the status of the KDE 2.2 release. I have
added a bit more time in the schedule in order to fix security problems that
exist with our use of https at the moment. I hope that everyone else can use
this time to do some additional bugfixing. Please be very carefull and send
patches of your changes to a mailinglist for review first. *)
The up to date schedule for the KDE 2.2 release is as follows:
From the release plan:
KDE 2.2 final
- Monday July 16. The HEAD branch goes into deep-freeze. All commits should be posted for review _BEFORE_ commiting.
- Sunday July 29. Last day for translations,
documentation, icons and critical bugfixes commits.
- Monday July 30.
The HEAD branch of CVS is tagged KDE_2_2_RELEASE and the day is spent testing
the release a final time.
- Tuesday July 31.
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 August 3.
The source and binary packages are uploaded to ftp.kde.org to give some time
for the mirrors to get them.
- Monday August 6.
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:
- New package: kdeaddons
- New package: kdeartwork
(Ed: For those who have not noticed yet, KDE no longer ships with kdesupport, under the theory that modern distributions already provide the programs forming kdesupport.)