[Live-demo] Release Checklist 5

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 15:14:07 PDT 2011

On 7/09/2011 7:21 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I've taken the screenshot, available at URL above.

>>> 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 it won't become outdated because it only exists within that version's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.

Yes, good idea. If we get the table of URLs in csv file, then we can 
fairly easily build a WindowsInstallers.rst page.
>>> 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.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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