Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:42 UTC, submitted by superstoned
KDE "The KDE Release Team has revised the release schedule for KDE 4.0. The first visible bits of KDE 4.0 will be the KDE Development Platform release on October, 30. This Development Platform release consists of bits and pieces needed to develop KDE applications. It includes kdesupport, kdelibs, kdepimlibs and kdebase/runtime. The purpose of the KDE Development Platform release is to make it easier for third party developers to port their applications to KDE4 technology and to start developing new applications. The final and long awaited release of the KDE Desktop 4.0 is planned for December, 11th 2007, well in time to be a Christmas present for everyone who has been longing for KDE 4.0."
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RE: take your times
by mlauzon on Fri 7th Sep 2007 16:14 UTC in reply to "take your times"
mlauzon
Member since:
2005-07-25

The 'when it's done' method does not work, case in point: "Duke Nukem Forever"...need I say more?!

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RE[2]: take your times
by apoclypse on Fri 7th Sep 2007 16:35 in reply to "RE: take your times"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Or a little closer to home. E17, Need i say more?

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RE[3]: take your times
by spikeb on Fri 7th Sep 2007 17:02 in reply to "RE: take your times"
spikeb Member since:
2006-01-18

a combination of "when it's ready" and a rough deadline works the best

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RE[4]: take your times
by netpython on Fri 7th Sep 2007 17:06 in reply to "RE[3]: take your times"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

When is it ready?
Isn't KDE like the kernel itself in constant development?

(not meant malignent!)

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RE[2]: take your times
by jsight on Sat 8th Sep 2007 04:59 in reply to "RE: take your times"
jsight Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes. Considering how long the Duke Nukem Forever product has taken, do you really think they are waiting for bad reasons? Would it have been better to just ship junk and hope for the best?

Anyway, I don't like the long release cycle that they chose for the 4.0 release, either. Release early and often is much better even if that means forcing a trimmed stable release every 6-9 months.

But now that they've done it with the longer cycle for the initial 4.0, the best thing for them is to get it solid before the release. If that means a few weeks (or even a month or so) delay, then so be it.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

"The rovers Spirit and Opportunity were proposed, authorized, announced, designed, launched and successfully landed upon Mars within the timeframe of Duke Nukem Forever's development."

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