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Re: Fedora 8 Schedule



fre, 01 06 2007 kl. 14:13 +0000, skrev Kevin Kofler:
> Matthias Clasen <mclasen <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > Some more notes about this draft: it puts feature freeze in bold letters
> > at August 20, which is only a few days after gnome 2.20 beta1, and is
> 
> It's good to know that some folks from the GNOME camp are also not happy with 
> that schedule (see also David Nielsen's message about the test3 freeze date). 
> One one hand, it makes me feel better because this means the schedule isn't 
> favoring GNOME over KDE, on the other hand it makes the schedule look even 
> worse, because this means it's misaligned with both the GNOME and KDE 
> schedules, at least one of which is central to every desktop user's experience 
> of Fedora.

To be honest normally I wouldn't have a problem favoring GNOME over KDE,
it has always been the default desktop but in this case I think it would
be entirely foolish to forget just how major a release KDE 4.0 is. We
have users waiting for it like crack addicts and it would look better if
we were able to ship with the final release. 

Having the final version looks better to users not to mention it will do
wonders for PR to both have KDE4 as one of the first stable distro
releases and to show that we really do care about KDE in defiance of
popular belief.

I hear KDE 4.1 is aimed at being a 6 month release, this would then mean
we align nicely for a F9 with KDE4 and GNOME 2.22. That would accomplice
the goal of adjusting the schedule which was aimed for rather nicely..
provided neither projects slips their release date.

For KDE4 to hit on the final devel freeze we are merely talking putting
back the schedule by about a week which if we push Test3 devel freeze to
the the 25th of September that would allow us to ship Test3 with KDE
4.0-rc1 and GNOME 2.20 - I'm hoping that will provide helpful for
getting testers to start using the release and we can accommodate both
major releases in the final release.

Cut dates would then be:
September 19th - GNOME 2.20 
September 25th - KDE 4.0-rc1
September 25th - Test3 devel freeze 
October 1st - Test3 release
October 23th - KDE 4.0 final
October 23th - Final devel freeze.
November 7th - Final release

- Is this insanity?
- If I'm to understand Rex KDE packagers get the tarballs in time to
make this? 
- can we live with doing freezes on a Tuesday instead of a Monday?

And we'd be roughly on schedule with GNOME and KDE for F9 following that
considering a standard 6 month cycle.

- David Nielsen

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