[work] [Qgis-release-team] Re: Please revise release checklist template

Tara Athan tara_athan at alt2is.com
Mon Jul 14 10:38:34 EDT 2008

Otto- I wasn't on the list for making changes to the Release Checklist, 
so I assume you are the person responsible for integrating the 
documentation needs into the checklist (which is fine by me). For v1.0, 
we requested a few things, (win and mac build, changelog) after the 
feature freeze.

Could you please tell me - is there a reason that the changelog is 
delayed one week after feature freeze? It would be very helpful to the 
documentation writers to have that changelog rather than having to 
experiment to figure out what the new features are.

 Also the optional item at three weeks mentions a "build" for bug fixes, 
and I assume that means a Linux build? Can we get win and mac builds at 
that time also?  If not, then all our documentation writers, myself 
included, will need to be able to use the Linux build (with msys?), and 
we should write up and test a procedure for doing that before we get to 
that point with v1.0.

Apparently we can make screenshots anytime after the feature freeze, 
which will make the process smoother.
The timeline gives us 3 weeks to update the English documentation if our 
goal is to simultaneously release with the software- do you think this 
is possible?


Otto Dassau wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 10:34:08 +0200
> "Tim Sutton" <tim at linfiniti.com> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> You are receiving this email because somewhere in the release
>> checklist process we need your input. I have finished a batch of
>> revisions to the template to:
>>  - try to make the release process a little clearer to casual
>> observers and new release team members
>>  - try to make it clear who should be doing what
>>  - try to make the timings clearer
>> http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/ReleaseChecklistTemplate
>> I have colour coded many entries in the list and given each of you a
>> unique colour. Could I ask you all to give the template a 'once over'
>> and see if you are happy where I have assigned items to you. I know in
>> some cases (Otto in particular) I have put in peoples names rather
>> than their delegated team members. Feel free to change the template /
>> your colour etc as needed. Also if you are not happy with the
>> allocations I made just let me know and we can rejig the list. If you
>> could finalise your changes by tomorrow that will be great as I will
>> be generating the checklist for 1.0.0 then.
> I added the item below as well as a tasks for the (GUI translation team lead)
> and added Werner as Cc:. I think it belongs together, if it is ok for both of
> you (Werner and Tim).
> regards,
>   Otto
>> Regards
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