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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE]: preparation for our first release
Date Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:06:22 GMT
On Feb 24, 2012, at 11:05 AM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:

> Without commenting on the dates, schedules and technical issues I
> would urge you to make sure you allow significant time for IP review
> from mentors and the IPMC. I imagine this release will get a great
> deal of attention and, almost without a doubt, someone will come up
> with something that needs to be addressed.

Mentors and IPMC members have had 8 months to offer IP related
comments. They are welcome at any time. But in my experience declaring
a Release Candidate is especially effective at concentrating their
attention on that task.

We should plan on having multiple RC iterations. There are enough
unwritten rules related to release requirements that we'll almost
certainly need several iterations.   But the most effective way to
uncover these unwritten rules is by proposing a RC for a release vote.
 Of course we should first make sure were following all the written


> Ross
> 2012/2/24 J├╝rgen Schmidt <>:
>> Hi,
>> we move closer forward to our first release.
>> I would like to suggest that we focus on the following areas next week. And
>> I would like to propose the following schedule depending on the progress we
>> will make next week.
>> Monday: Feb. 27th new dev snapshots
>> Monday: March 5th first RC candidate (based on the progress next week)
>> - increase QA work
>> - focus on stabilization, means focus on showstopper issues
>> - finalize the About dialog information, input for future bug reports
>> - online update service
>> - updating building guides in the wiki
>> - documentation update can be run in parallel and are independent of the
>> binary release
>> - translation update, we have made minimal UI changes only and we will use
>> the 3.4 beta translation that were in place.
>> Anything else that comes into your minds?
>> I have started to work on the MacOS building guide and have simplified some
>> things (work ongoing).
>> We need some volunteers who take a look on the other platforms. Especially
>> reference to the hg repo should be removed/replaced to our svn repo.
>> Information about childworkspaces can be removed because it is not longer
>> relevant for us. I would say the focus should be on simplification.
>> What do others think about it?
>> Juergen
> --
> Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
> Programme Leader (Open Development)
> OpenDirective

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