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

Mathieu Pellerin nirvn.asia at gmail.com
Sun Sep 8 21:23:19 PDT 2013

Re labels, I meant something like this:

Could also be worth showing a more radical example of layer blending, such

I'm not suggesting the above two images should be used, merely referring to
those as alternatives to relying on a user interface as screenshot to
showcase feature X,Y,Z


On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Mathieu Pellerin <nirvn.asia at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> anyways)?
> Good job,
> M
> 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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>> surrounding your issue will be shared with all.
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