[Qgis-developer] Release checklist for 1.4 'Enceladus' now available

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sun Nov 29 17:23:56 EST 2009

Mailing Lists wrote:
> Dear QGIS Users, Translators, Developers, Documentors and other
> interested parties...
> The year is drawing to a close and its been an extremely productive
> one as far as QGIS goes. So what do you say we finish it with a bang
> and get QGIS 1.4 out the door? At the Vienna hackfest we agreed to go
> into feature freeze once Martin's new symbology and labelling goodies
> made it into trunk. I would like to propose the following timings to
> get 1.4 released:
> 29 November 2009 - Announce release checklist availablity
> 1 Dec 2009 - Feature Freeze Commences
> 14 Dec 2009 - String Freeze Commences
> 21 Dec 2009 - Branch for Release & Call for packaging
> 31 Dec 2009 - Release of QGIS 1.4 Enceladus
> The checklist for the release is now online at
> http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Release_Checklist_1.4
> A few important things:
> - I would like to make QtWebKit a build requirement. This means a
> minimum Qt version of 4.4. Does anyone have any objections? Milena is
> going to be helping to get the context help written for all dialogs
> (Milena you still ok for this?) and I would like to use a decent CSS
> and attractive looking html on the context help viewer - which is not
> really possible currently with help viewer text control we have at the
> moment. Any objections?
> - If you are an application translator, please note that you do not
> need to wait for the string freeze before starting your translation
> updates. The string freeze is only there to give you a small window
> before the release to finalise your translation work without worry
> that one of the developers is going to change the text again.
> - Symbology-ng legends do not currently work in the map composer (nor
> do the new labels). Is this something that can be sorted out easily?
> Do we want to delay the release shedule until it is resolved? Or
> release regardless (with symbology ng and labels marked experimental)?
> Regards
> Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release  Manager)

Qt 4.4 is fine as long as QGIS 1.3 stays in the Hardy repos
(QGIS/UbuntuGIS) and isn't upgraded with the other packages.

I think we might have a QGIS+GRASS msys ready on that timeline, I'll
have to see how it goes the next 2 weeks to setup a repeatable working


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