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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: release plan for 0.7
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2005 10:31:48 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Here is my proposal for the release plan. If people have
> any concerns with the plan, then please raise them now.
> 
> Code freeze and testing starts on Sunday 2005-06-12 at 14:00 UTC [1].
> 
> During "code freeze" we cannot add any new functionality, just bug
> fixes and documentation tweaks [4].

Does this also apply to the locationmap branch, that is "branch" in note 
[4] means the release branch and trunk, it has nothing to do with other 
branches.

> We create the release candidates for both Windows and UNIX on
> this day and start the vote. Don't bother voting until towards
> the end of the week, because we might need a new release candidate.
> 
> If any changes have been made during the week [4] then we create
> another set of release candidates on Friday 2005-06-17 at 22:00 UTC [2]
> to give people time to verify the signatures and checksums and to do
> final tests. Between now and the release date there must no changes
> to SVN. If any are absolutely necessary, then we delay the release date
> and do another set of release candidates.
> 
> Actual release date is Sunday 2005-06-19 at 14:00 UTC [3] then wait
> for the mirrors to receive it before sending the announcements.

+1

This text should go into a template for the release process, I find it 
very clear.

Ross


> 
> [1] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=13&month=06&year=2005&p1=48&p2=176&p3=240&p4=224&p5=213
> 
> [2] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=18&month=06&year=2005&p1=48&p2=176&p3=240&p4=224&p5=213
> 
> [3] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=20&month=06&year=2005&p1=48&p2=176&p3=240&p4=224&p5=213
> 
> [4] If committers make changes to SVN during code-freeze, then
> they must be made to both trunk and branch.
> 
> --David
> 
> 


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