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

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Fri Jun 15 07:30:26 PDT 2012

Essentially ready here on OS X.  Just a lot of uploading to do (major stack rebuild for various other updates).

On Jun 12, 2012, at 4:49 PM, Tim Sutton wrote:

> 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:
> http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-1.8.0.tar.bz2
> http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-1.8.0.tar.bz2.md5
> 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
> reality!
> 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
> announcements.
> Visual Changelog Wiki Page:
> http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Release_VisualGuide_18
> Best regards
> -- 
> Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release  Manager)
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