[Qgis-developer] Call for packaging : QGIS 1.6 'Copiapo'

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Thu Nov 11 05:07:54 EST 2010

Dear QGIS devs & packagers

--- Note to casual readers --- Please do not pre-announce this release
- give the packagers and release team a chance to do their thing so
that people hearing about the release have a fair chance of finding a
package, reading all our press material etc. --- End note ---

On Sunday I have branched QGIS 1.6.0 for release. This release is an
urgent one due to threat of legal action over the naming used in our
last release. The branch can be checked out at:

svn co https://svn.osgeo.org/qgis/branches/Release-1_6_0 qgis-1_6_0

Source tarballs can be obtained from here:


Please do not commit anything to the release branch except packaging
related tweaks.

If you make a package please be so kind as to update the download wiki
page at http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Download with the details of your

If you are able to make packages for unlisted platforms / distros
please let me know so that we can avoid duplication of effort.

I would like to make the release announcement next week, so it will be
great to have as many packages as possible ready by then.

SVN (Trunk) is open again for general commits - please seek guidance
from Marco Hugentobler (PSC Code Manager) if you are planning any
major code changes.

Many thanks to all the developers, testers, bug fixers, bug reporters,
document writers, translators and users that help to make QGIS a

Lastly can I call on the release team to put together visual
changelog, press announcements etc. ready for the release date? I will
send you an email when the packages are ready and you can start
broadcasting announcements.

Best regards

Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release  Manager)
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