[Qgis-user] 0.9.1 Release plans
tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Nov 27 07:56:58 EST 2007
December is coming up fast and our bug triage has been quite a success
with over 52 bugs squashed, many small patches and enhancements
applied and a general focus on getting rid of bit-rot. Many thanks to
the people listed here for the great contribution they have made to
the bug fixing spree:
We are aiming to release 0.9.1 on December 10. Things were a little
bit chaotic in our last 0.9. release because we were still figuring
out how to get packages made using cmake after the code was tagged.
I'd like to make things a little smoother this time since we have all
the packaging stuff in place now. So I propose the following timeline
for the release:
Saturday 1 December:
* String freeze in trunk. No more patches or updates should be made to
any UI or tr() strings.
Saturday 1 December -> Wed December 5
* Packagers make test packages for all platforms and commit any
changes to SVN. Please note the GRASS folks have requested we use:
For platforms where we are bundling grass together with QGIS (Win
and Mac really). Markus
to advise if there is any change in the above advisory.
* UI Translators update any small string changes that have arrived in
SVN Trunk over the last month.
Wed December 6 - Tag Release
* Tag release as 0.9.1 in SVN.
* Create source tarball
* Send out request for final packages
Wed 10 December - Press annoucements and publicity
Otto - do we need to do any coordination for the users manuals?
After 0.9.1 is tagged work can continue in trunk. Please note that
unlike how some other projects work, we are using trunk for
stabilisation. This means beyond bug fixing, any new features
committed to trunk should first be approved by the PSC. If you want to
work on some new features, you should do so in a branch - contact us
if you feel the need for a new branch.
We will aim to do folllow up 0.9.2 (or 0.10.0 release number to be
decided by PSC) release with possible merges of raster transparency
branch, advanced editing branch and diagramming branches early in the
new year. If you would like to see these features incorporated into
trunk, please test them and report bugs!
Test packages for the above branches have been making their way into:
Many thanks for all your help in reporting and squashing bugs. The bug
triage idea will be repeated after the next round of features get
released. I'm hoping with a few more bug triages we can get rid of all
the minor annoyances and land up with a core list of issues only in
the bug queue.
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