Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 22:51 UTC, submitted by andrewg
KDE Ars takes a look at the new RC2 release of KDE 4.0. "Transitions are always hard, but when the dust settles, a clean break between versions and an opportunity to introduce some innovative new ideas should lead to a stronger user experience. After years of development, unnecessary cruft builds up and things tend to get disorganized. The KDE 4 transition, though it will definitely be rocky at first, gives developers the ability to cut away the cruft and reorganize code in a manner that makes the whole environment more future-proof and easier to maintain."
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Go for SIX MONTHS!! ( Re: second comment )
by kragil on Fri 14th Dec 2007 05:00 UTC
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Just release 4.0 in january. Then really complete it in the next few months and have 4.1 ready for all the distro realeases from april onward.
Then adopt a 6 month release cycle so that all the distros become testers of your releases.
I think that would be a good thing(tm) even if releases have less features because it is better to have 3 releases with 10 new features than have two with 15 because the 30 features from the 6 month cycle will be way better tested.

Release early and release often ;)

Just my 0.02

(BTW Mighty Mark Shuttleworth said so too :-P )

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