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From Jürgen Schmidt <jogischm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE]: new languages for AOO 3.4.1
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:13:36 GMT
On 11/26/12 10:54 AM, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
> On 23/11/2012 Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>> 1. Only new languages, no bugfixes, no other code changes
>> We add the new languages on top of the existing AOO34 branch, build the
>> office with the new languages and release the new languages as
>> convenience binary packages. We also build a new src release package and
>> add the revision number ... aoo-3.4.1-rev1372282-src.tar.bz2
> 
> This is the best solution for me.
> 
>> 2. New languages + bug-fixes or security fixes
>> The micro number will be increased and we do a normal release cycle.
>> The src release will contain the revision number in future always.
> 
> This could still be a possibility, but only if we need to fix a critical
> security bug and 4.0 seems too far away. In that case, of course, we
> would need to release a 3.4.2 with only that security fix and doing so
> we would include all languages that are ready for 3.4.
> 
>> 1. set a deadline for new translations, for exmaple December 31, 2012
>> 2. integrate the new languages and provide the builds until January
>> 10, 2013
>> 3. test and verify the new language builds asap
>> 4. release the new languages at the end of January
> 
> All fine to me. I would honestly have started with what we already have
> and release it as soon as possible, and possibly with another release
> manager (so, Juergen focused on 4.x someone else works on the
> "maintenance" releases of 3.4.x), to test the process and avoid late
> surprises or policy questions. But if for the time being this is the
> best solution for release management, fine. Sure, in future we should
> definitely avoid that it takes this long to get a translation integrated
> and released. So I would try to use this occasion to learn how we can
> streamline the release process as much as possible. But let's start to
> communicate clear deadlines to volunteers,

I have include the deadline end of December already in my blog draft
that I will publish later today.

I will work on some update int eh wiki to reflect this plan in more detail.

Juergen

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