Presented by:

Albert Astals Cid has been a KDE developer for more than 15 years and part of the its release team for more than 10. He also served for 3 years in the KDE e.V. board of directors. Currently is the maintainer of various KDE and non-KDE software (e.g. the poppler PDF rendering library)

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The KDE Applications bundle contains more than two hundred applications that are released monthly (for bugfixes) and every three months (for features).

The release process of such a big bundle requires a coordinated/long set of step which starts way earlier and continues through the entire life-cycle of the bundle. It involves various services developed and hosted by the KDE community. In this talk we try will to cover all of them, including how the dates for the releases are chosen, the tools used for code review, the way we share the best coding practices, how continuous integration helps maintain quality, the interaction with the security team, how translations come into play, the creation of the release notes and more.

Most importantly the talk also will cover how the software reaches the hands of users, be it via traditional distribution packages or newer distribution channels like flatpak, snap, etc.

About the speaker: Albert Astals Cid has been a KDE developer for more than 15 years and part of the release team for more than 10. He also served for 3 years in the KDE e.V. board of directors. Currently is the maintainer of various KDE a and non-KDE software (e.g. the poppler PDF rendering library)

Date:
2018 September 7 - 09:15
Duration:
45 min
Room:
Ballroom
Conference:
Libre Application Summit
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Track:
State of the Application Ecosystem
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