[Mapbender-dev] Mapbender release plan

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Mon Nov 19 11:41:09 EST 2007

Christoph Baudson (WhereGroup) wrote:
> Mid-December will see the next version of Mapbender. Instead of 
> releasing a 2.5 version, I would recommend releasing 2.4.4.
> 2.4.4 would be a bug fix release, more or less just containing the 
> patches that are currently listed at Trac. I propose releasing an RC1 at 
> Nov 23, followed by a three week test phase. By then, we should have a 
> stable version, as there are hardly any changes; I guess we could even 
> find and fix some bugs that stem from 2.4.3 in that time.
> The reason for postponing 2.5 is, that 2.5 includes a lot of changes, 
> that are hardly tested or documented. To stick to our release schedule 
> (a stable release per quarter) I propose releasing Mapbender 2.5 RC1 in 
> mid-January, having two month to stabilize over a couple of RCs, and 
> releasing a stable version by mid-March.
> This plan would also mean the feature freeze for Mapbender 2.5 is 
> postponed; but we should have it in mid-December as well, because of the 
> holidays. Please enter your new features as "enhancements" with 
> milestone "2.5 release" as soon as possible. The contents of Mapbender 
> 2.5 would be published before the Christmas break.
> Please share your opinions, so we can vote on a release plan next week.
> Christoph

Good idea, I second that if it becomes a motion. 

Regards, Arnulf. 

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