[iTowns-dev] Let's release v2.0 !

Vincent Picavet (ml) vincent.ml at oslandia.com
Fri Jun 23 02:19:45 PDT 2017


No objection to this proposal, should we therefore plan for the release
on the 5th of July ?

If still no disagreement, I will set this date for the GitHub milestone,
and we will start working on the required tasks for release.


On 16/06/2017 15:14, Vincent Picavet (ml) wrote:
> Hi all,
> We announced last year that iTowns 2.0 would be released at the end of
> 2016. We are now mid-2017, and it is more than time to release !
> We had to refactor and clean up a lot of things before being able to
> release. With the PRs merged lately, the master branch is now stable,
> the architecture is good, and we have the basic set of features we need
> to be able to go out in the wild.
> We agreed before on a "release soon, release often" strategy, let's do
> that, we are very very close to being ready.
> Our timeframe for the release is shortening though :
> - if we do not release before the summer, we take a huge risk of not
> being able to release before october, with the vacations of most of the
> developers, and the busy period of september. This would mean almost a
> year delay, which is not acceptable
> - two main opensource GIS events take place this summer, FOSS4G-Europe
> and FOSS4G international in Boston. This is the best time to communicate
> on new products, and again, if we miss this opportunity, it would mean a
> long delay before such communication opportunities arise again
> I therefore propose to set the date for the release on the 5th of July,
> 2017.
> This schedule allows to polish up things between now and the 5th, and
> also prepare additional elements for the release ( website,
> communication announcement & such).
> If there is no strong disagreement before next tuesday with credible
> alternative proposals, I propose to stick to this plan, and get ready
> for its implementation :  create GH milestones, PR and issues triaging,
> start work for communication and demos.
> This does not prevent to work on further features, examples,
> documentation and all the great things required to make itowns better.
> Once the v2.0 has been released, we can enter a real "release soon,
> release often" mode, improving this piece of software with short iterations.
> What do you think about planning ahead the release after 2.0, fixing the
> schedule sometime in september ?
> Bottom line : if you have things you really want to be in v2.0, get down
> to work now, and before the 5th of July. Otherwise do not worry, you
> will still get opportunity to have the work released in the next version
> soon.
> Best regards,
> Vincent
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