[Live-demo] Release Checklist 5

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Sep 6 14:21:32 PDT 2011

On 09/06/2011 01:22 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> On 7/09/2011 5:18 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> So in order to get the version 5 official release done:
>> 1. Clarification are we releasing the foss4g version or changing the
>> background and releasing?
> I think we can put out our press release now, with 5.0 foss4g background.
> We can change the ISO to 5.0.1 with a generic background later.
> However, I suggest changing the 1 image in the docs before releasing to
> the generic background.
>>   Do we really need to change the screenshot in
>> the docs if we change the background only slightly (doesn't seem like a
>> big deal to me)
> I suggest that we should, but it is quite simple to do. We only need to
> change 1 file from:
> doc/images/screenshots/800x600/osgeolive_menu.png
> to
> https://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/livedvd/gisvm/branches/osgeolive_5_0/doc/images/screenshots/800x600/osgeolive_menu.png
If someone has taken the screen-shot sure, it's easy enough. But that
too is something that can change at any time.

>> 2. Upload to mirrors (At least 2)
Based on the answer to 1 I'll try to get some mirrors running right.

>> 3. Flip the switch on the website (material is uploaded this is a quick
>> change in Apache)
>> 3a. What about the Download Win/Mac pages? We probably need a volunteer
>> to create at least a simple page that links to the downloads of said
>> apps from their usual websites.
> Or we remove the link to Win & Mac installers for the website. This is
> my current preference.
> But I can take on the task of creating a list of installers. I just
> think this page is starting to look unprofessional having a simple page
> without headers and footers and potentially having links that become
> dated between releases:
> http://live.osgeo.org/WindowsInstallers/

Maybe this list should be part of the doc generation for each version,
it won't become outdated because it only exists within that version's
folder on the web server.

>> 4. Send out press release
> This is ready:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Press_Release_22
>> Target, I see no reason why we can't get this all done by end of the
>> week and have it officially released prior to Foss4g. Note the list
>> above is in the order I think things ought to be done, most of which is
>> by me (1,2,3). However I do need clarification on 1, since allowing
>> people to download the current image with the Foss4g background would
>> mean everything else is done sooner. It does not mean that we can't
>> offer the non-foss4g background for the German conference, that just
>> might be a separate download (anyone know if they need the full iso or
>> the mini iso or both?).
>> Thanks,
>> Alex

So I'll get the mirrors up, tested and flip the docs to the latest I
uploaded last week, then let you know to send out the press release.


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