7th March 2003 by Derek Kite

This Week...

More merges from safari to khtml. Kdevelop gets more templates, Quanta gets better action toolbars and Umbrello gets new code generators. Plus a large number of bug fixes.
Stephan Kulow has posted a dummy release plan for 3.2 with no dates. For some insight into his intentions, he posted this note to the kde-core-devel list.
I'd like to have your attention for this graph: http://bugs.kde.org/reports.cgi?product=-All-&output=show_chart&datasets=NEW

And that's only the number of confirmed bugs, the number of unconfirmed ones is even bigger and gives even more impressing graphs.

Please don't start to think about bug reports when the feature freeze for 3.2 starts. Currently you have a chance to have the bugs reproduced and fixed within your production system or close them right away _for two releases_ in one go.

BTW: if you wondered why I haven't yet started to write schedules for 3.2 - I will start to think about releasing 3.2 when the bug graph stagnates on a low level. When 3.1 was released with 2300 confirmed bugs, how does 1000 for 3.2 sound to you?

This weekend the formula one season starts. How about we start our bug race season this weekend too? And I want to see it even more exciting than the ferrari celebration sport! Currently you can get in the top 15 with as few as 5 closed bug reports. Close your 5 bugs today.

Just two little reminders:
  • you can subscribe to kde-bugs-dist@kde.org if you want to help with first level support - here you see all incoming bugs, so you can close the invalid ones, the report questions or the duplicates right away. This helps a lot in keeping the database clean while the usual developers miss the time (and it has less volume than kde-cvs :)
  • the irc channel #kde-devel on irc.kde.org is there for your questions how to fix a bug best or to offer your help in testing patches. Don't hestitate to join, but stay on topic.
How many developers are contributing to the KDE project? Waldo Bastian noted:
About a month ago it was asked how many active KDE contributors there are. Since that time we keep track of KDE CVS account usage for commits. About a month later I can report that since then CVS commits from 292 different CVS accounts have been registered.

Keep in mind that there are also people contributing to KDE without having a CVS account.
This includes the web site maintainers, the numerous translators, and all the developers. The cvs commits, broken down by section is as follows:
From feb 27 to march 6.
kde-common 21
kde-i18n 102
kdeaddons 26
kdebase 371
kdebindings 10
kdeedu 61
kdeextragear 53
kdegames 85
kdegraphics 22
kdelibs 227
kdemultimedia 83
kdenetwork 70
kdenonbeta 407 (mostly kopete)
kdepim 144
kdesdk 107
kdetoys 9
kdeutils 32
kdevelop 122
koffice 112
qt-copy 11
quanta 58
others 377 (includes all the web pages, and a few low traffic projects)
TOTAL 2510
This number includes discussion on the kde-cvs list as well as any commits. Usually there are about 2000 commits a week.

JuK (pronounced jook) is a jukebox and music manager for the KDE desktop similar to jukebox software on other platforms such as iTunes or RealOne. It is now included in the KDE project in kdemultimedia/juk.

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