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Re: KDE plans for the lenny cycle


On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 10:14:40PM +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> The release team is currently working on a schedule for the lenny
> release cycle. For that, we want to gather some data from the bigger
> software packaging teams in Debian first.
> We would like to know which major upstream versions of KDE are
> expected to be released in the next 24 months and how much time you
> expect them to need to get stable enough for a Debian stable release.
> Our current, very rough plans would mean a release in 18 months with some
> padding in both directions, which would lead to a lenny release around 
> October 2008. We expect to shuffle this a bit around to fit everyone's 
> needs, so please tell us if this date works for you.

Assuming a release cycle of 18 months, there are two options for KDE:
-latest kde3 release
-new kde4 

The KDE4 release roadmap was published about a month ago, and it aims to
release KDE 4.0 in the end of October 2008. They are currently in track to 
follow this calendar, but given the changes from kde3 to kde4, a delay of 
a few months would be totally understandable.

In the other hand, we currently have 3.5.6 released and packaged in 
experimental, 3.5.7 will be released in a few weeks, and i think we even 
may have 3.5.8. All this releases mostly fixing bugs.

I would love release Lenny with KDE4, but I do not know if it will be released 
and ready in time, so, now i only can point to release Lenny with the latest
KDE3 and review this in 6 months when (hopefully) KDE 4.0 has been released.


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