[Live-demo] QGIS 2.0

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 11:03:02 PDT 2013

On 10/12/2013 09:00 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> 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).
> Thanks,
> Alex
I agree, perhaps we should kick off alpha stage earlier this time....

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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