[Live-demo] QGIS 2.0

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sat Oct 12 11:00:20 PDT 2013

On 10/12/2013 06:28 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> On 10/12/2013 02:16 AM, Paolo Corti wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 1:02 AM, Alex Mandel
>> <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
>>> QGIS 2.0 was not ready until Foss4g, in order to make the Live DVD it
>>> would have needed to been ready 1-2 months earlier. It should be the
>>> version included in the next OSGeo Live for Feb/Mar of next year (we
>>> release every 6 months).
>>> That said, upgrading it is not hard on a persistent usb stick or virtual
>>> machine. In fact a regular system update would likely pull 2.0.
>> Hi Alex and Angelos
>> I see the point and I know the time concerns, and of course I can
>> updated it (that's what I did this morning, actually).
>> But still, would make sense to me to have it added before Feb/Mar, as
>> a lot of people not so experienced to upgrade themselves could still
>> benefit from it.
>> Therefore, a 7.0.1 before the next big one would make sense to me :)
>> Just my 2 cents
>> cheers
>> p
> Hi Paolo,
> IMHO, QGIS 2.0 is not a feature for a 0.0.x release :)
> If we decide to make a new release, this should be 7.1
> Such a release would require us checking/testing ALL applications, since
> lots of things change in UbuntuGIS within a month...
> Are there volunteers to make a testing plan for a 7.1 release? I can
> only cover building around this time of the year.
> Cheers,
> Angelos

I'll point out we're not a feature driven project, we are a scheduled
delivery based project (A common debate, QGIS is considering schedules
post 2.0). The clearly stated plan, we bundle what's available at each
scheduled point in time for twice a year releases, once for Sept/Foss4g
and once for Feb/Mar conference season. We don't have enough testers at
this time to do it more often.

That said, I don't see why we can't do occasional unoffical, untested
builds (kinda like our alpha stage) especially since we've managed to
get so close to full automation. So I don't see any official release
before 7.5 happening but I could see an alpha or 2 quite early where
more advanced users can grab and try newer stuff (QGIS 2, 64 bit etc).


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