Great release! and other thoughts

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Sat Apr 22 23:29:34 UTC 2017


I've added this list address to the Kubuntu calendar, but perhaps I
have to add specific google-connected email accounts so that you can
see it? If you use google calendar and want to overlay all the Kubuntu
dates and can't now add it, send me your gmail address or so and I'll
add one by one. -v

On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Valorie Zimmerman
<valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remembered after I hit send that I forgot to add in the Kubuntu
> Podcasts, which have been one of the highlights for me of this past
> year in Kubuntu. Also, we need some parties, and LFNW, SeaGL, and
> where-ever other fests and cons are they we are attending. I'm
> thinking a Google calendar just for Kubuntu would be nice, so each of
> us who wants to can easily overlay it to our personal calendars. We
> could color-code events that way too.
>
> Also: birthdays -- but people should add their own if they want it.
> Not everybody likes that.
>
> I'd really like to see some parties and dojos and some of the other
> cool gatherings we've had in the past.
>
> Valorie
>
>
> On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 12:47 AM, Valorie Zimmerman
> <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> 17.04 in released, and technically it is great! Perhaps the best we
>> have ever done. Well done, team! Great thanks to Rik, who carried much
>> of the load as a brand-new Kubuntu Developer.
>>
>> On the other hand, I think we didn't promote it very well. I take
>> responsibility for part of that, and want to prepare better for the AA
>> release. Walter (wxl) was our actiing Release Manager this round, and
>> deserves a round of applause! He'll be stepping back however, and I'd
>> like to see a small team take over that job, and promotion as well,
>> since so much of the RM job is promotion and communication.
>>
>> I would like to see a password-protected document with all of our
>> social media account names and passwords, and all members of the team
>> have access. We were very patchy getting the word out this cycle.
>> Perhaps we can have a checklist somewhere showing who is doing what,
>> so that all the bases are covered each time. Walter and I both made
>> guides to doing RM; both worth looking at if you are interested.
>> [1,2].
>>
>> I spent the evening putting together a calendar of planned events -
>> the cycle dates are just calculated, not yet published. The KDE
>> Applications, Frameworks and Plasma dates are from the published
>> release schedules. I've added in some other events that we should
>> promote via social media.
>>
>> Who knew the calendar could be so full, already?
>>
>> Valorie
>>
>> Probable 17.10 cycle dates
>> =====================
>>
>> note on Yakkety calendar: October releases follow a 25-week schedule,
>> while April releases follow a 27-week schedule, to compensate for
>> year-end holidays
>> https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Plasma_5 - schedule can change
>> https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Frameworks (tagging happens the
>> first Saturday of every month, and the public release is one week
>> later)
>> https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Applications/17.04_Release_Schedule
>>
>> Document Freedom Day 2017: Last Wednesday of March, 29 March 2017
>> <http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/>
>>
>> * Framworks 5.33: Sat April 8th, 2017
>> * Plasma 5.9.5 Bugfix: Tue 2017-04-25
>> * KDE Applications 17.04: Thursday, April 20, 2017
>>
>> Hardware Freedom Day 2017: 3rd Saturday of April, 15 April 2017
>> <http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/>
>>
>> Document Freedom Day 2017 - 2nd chance!: Last Wednesday of April, 26 April 2017
>>
>> week 1: April 27th - Toolchain Uploaded
>>
>> May 2017
>> week 2: May 5th - UOS (Tuesday - Thursday)
>>
>> * KDE Applications 17.04.1: Thursday, May 11 2017
>> * Frameworks 5.34: Sat May 13th, 2017
>> * Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Bugfix: Tue 2017-05-23
>> * Plasma 5.10.0 Release: Tue 2017-05-30
>>
>> week 5: ~May 26th - FeatureDefinitionFreeze
>>
>> June 2017
>>
>> * KDE Applications 17.04.2: Thursday, June 8, 2017
>> * Frameworks 5.3.5: Sat June 10, 2017
>> * Plasma 5.10.2 Bugfix: Tue 2017-06-13
>> * Plasma 5.10.3 Bugfix: Tue 2017-06-27
>>
>> week 10: June 29 - Alpha 1 (for opt-in flavors)
>>
>> July 2017
>>
>> * Frameworks 5.3.6: Sat July 8, 2017
>> * KDE Applications 17.04.3: Thursday, July 13, 2017
>> * Plasma 5.10.4 Bugfix: Tue 2017-07-18
>>
>> Akademy 2017, Almería, Spain: 22nd - 27th July
>>
>> week 14: July 27th  - Alpha 2 (for opt-in flavors)
>>
>> August 2017
>>
>> * Frameworks 5.3.7: Sat August 12, 2017
>>
>> week 17: August 17th - FeatureFreeze,  DebianImportFreeze
>>
>> * Plasma 5.10.5 Bugfix: Tue 2017-08-22
>>
>> week 18: August 24th - Beta 1 Freeze (Monday), Beta 1 (for opt-in flavors)
>>
>> September 2016
>> week 20: ~September 8th - UserInterfaceFreeze
>>
>> * Frameworks 5.3.8: Sat September 9, 2017
>>
>> week 21: ~September 15th - DocumentationStringFreeze
>>
>> Randa Meetings 2017:  2017-09-10 - 2017-09-16
>>
>> Software Freedom Day 2017: 3rd Saturday of September, 16 September
>> 2017 <http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/>
>>
>> * Plasma 5.11.0 Release: Tue 2017-09-26
>>
>> week 22: September 21st - Final Beta Freeze,  Final Beta
>> week 23: ~September 29th - KernelFreeze,  NonLanguagePackTranslationDeadline
>>
>> October 2016
>> week 24: October 5th - FinalFreeze,  ReleaseCandidate, 
>> LanguagePackTranslationDeadline
>>
>> * Plasma 5.11.1 Bugfix: Tue 2017-10-03
>>
>> Ada Lovelace Day: second Tuesday of October, 10 October 2017
>> <http://findingada.com/about/>
>>
>> week 25: October 12th - FinalRelease  Ubuntu 17.10
>>
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