[Qgis-developer] Call for packaging : QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Tue Jun 12 14:49:29 PDT 2012

Hi All

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 ---

I have branched QGIS 1.8.0 for release. The branch can be checked out
like this (as a tracking branch)

git clone git://github.com/qgis/Quantum-GIS.git
git branch --track release-1_8 origin/release-1_8
git checkout release-1_8

Or (to check out the tag made immediately before branching)

git fetch
git checkout final-1_8_0

Source tarballs can be obtained from here:


Some notes:

- Please do not commit anything to the release branch except packaging
related tweaks - we will be focussing our efforts on master towards an
upcoming 2.0 release. There are no 1.8.x point releases planned except
in the case of highly critical bugfixes being needed.
- 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 package.
- If you are able to make packages for unlisted platforms / distros
please discuss your plans on this thread 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.
- git master is open again for general commits - please seek guidance
from Marco Hugentobler (PSC Code Manager) if you are planning any
major code changes.
- Please accompany any updates to core with unit tests!

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 (or any interested people) to
help to put together visual changelog (link below), press
announcements etc. ready for the release date? I will send you an
email when the packages are ready and you can start broadcasting

Visual Changelog Wiki Page:

Best regards

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