[Qgis-developer] QGIS 2.0.1 Final Tagged - call for packaging

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Tue Sep 10 16:51:59 PDT 2013

Dear QGIS devs & packagers

This is a copy and paste of my previous email for the 2.0 release, but with
details added for the 2.0.1 bugfix. The bugfix addresses concerns about the
missing swisstopo acknowledgement for the splash screen map and in the
process introduces a few small cleanups and bug fixes, plus an update for
spanish translations.

Note that I will be travelling to Brighton now so any further point
releases will need to be made when I arrive (of course they won't be needed

Packagers, please discard packaging effors on 2.0.0 and focus rather on
2.0.1. Updated content follows:

--- 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

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 2.0.1 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_1

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:



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 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 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 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)
Please do not email me off-list with technical
support questions. Using the lists will gain
more exposure for your issues and the knowledge
surrounding your issue will be shared with all.

Irc: timlinux on #qgis at freenode.net
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