[Qgis-developer] QGIS 2.0.0 Final Tagged - call for packaging

Mathieu Pellerin nirvn.asia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 8 21:13:28 PDT 2013

Tim, the visual changelog draft is excellent, excellent resource for QGIS
evangelists out there. I'd re-think the new labeling engine screenshot,
maybe a map screenshot featuring shield and drop shadow instead of the
configuration dialog (which is shown in the data-defined labeling section

Good job,


On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 9:38 AM, Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Especially for this release, I would like to coincide the release
> announcement with the launch of our new web site which the community team
> and opengeo have been working really hard at. So please wait until we are
> ready to announce before blogging, tweeting, etc, about the new release.
> --- End note ---
> I have tagged QGIS 2.0.0 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-2_0 origin/release-2_0
> git checkout release-2_0
> Or (to check out the final tagged version made a few hours ago):
> git fetch
> git checkout final-2_0_0
> The tag is signed with my GPG key:
> user: "Tim Sutton (QGIS Key) <tim at linfiniti.com>"
> 1024-bit DSA key, ID 97626237, created 2007-07-19
> Source tarballs can be obtained from here:
> http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2
> http://qgis.org/downloads/qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2.md5
> Packagers:
> Please hold your packages until you hear more from me so that we can
> coordinate the release announcement with the new web site announcement. I
> expect that will be at the end of this week or over the weekend coming.
> Some notes:
> - Please do not commit anything to the 2_0_0 branch except packaging
> related tweaks pending further notification from myself or Juergen.
> - 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 (taking into account the hold-until-the-site-is-ready note above).
> - 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.
> - Juergen Fischer (incoming PSC Release Manager) will be managing the
> release process for future releases, so please follow his lead in terms of
> code freeze etc in master.
> Many thanks to all the developers, testers, bug fixers, bug reporters,
> document writers, translators and users that help to make QGIS 2.0.0 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 Page: http://changelog.linfiniti.com/version/1/ (this is
> the site for drafting the release, the final release content will be on the
> official QGIS web site). Please contact me if you would like to contribute
> to the changelog and I will give you the needed permissions.
> Best regards
> --
> Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release  Manager)
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