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From jan iversen <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] AOO.next = AOO 4.0
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:34:41 GMT
+1 for 4.0, graduation is a very good argument.

And thanks for volunteering, you have a big job ahead of you.

Jan.


On 21 November 2012 14:24, Shenfeng Liu <liushenf@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 for 4.0.
> We really should have a big release after graduation.
>
> - Shenfeng (Simon)
>
>
> 2012/11/21 J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > first of all I would like to volunteer again as release manager for our
> > next release if it's ok for our community.
> >
> > Second I would like to define with you what our next release will be.
> > After various discussion and activities on the mailing list and also at
> > the ApacheCon, I got the impression that the majority would support a
> > 4.0 version as our next release.
> >
> > We are planning some bigger UI changes for the next release (sidebar)
> > and such UI changes are always a good indicator for a new major release
> > to signal our users bigger changers. I know Ariel has also some
> > incompatible changes regarding add-ons in the pipeline that would also
> > fit in a major release.
> >
> > I noticed some discussion around a new visual design and a bigger
> > rebranding and this is a further reason for a major release.
> >
> > I think it is time to define this more concrete and focus in more detail
> > on the work that is needed and required to bring a good and stable
> > release on the road. Our goal should be to continue the success of 3.4
> > and 3.4.1.
> >
> > If nobody will complain I will start to merge the started 3.5 and 4.0
> > planning into one combined planning later. I believe it is important
> > that we concentrate on our next release. If you think a rebranding is
> > important and you want to drive it, please start immediately. If you
> > want to bring in some new features, please communicate it on the list
> > and start working on it. Let us work on the plan for the next release in
> > an open and transparent way.
> >
> > Besides the next major release we should also continue the discussion on
> > further language packs based on 3.4.1 to make the latest translations
> > available as soon as possible.
> >
> > One way to make these language packs available would be to integrate the
> > new translations on the AOO34 branch, build the language packs and a new
> > source release based on this revision. The effort should be minimal as
> > long as we don't integrate bugfixes.
> >
> > On the other hand a release is of course a lot of work and we can focus
> > on releasing these new languages together with 4.0. The question is if
> > we do have the resources for releasing the new languages?
> >
> > Any opinions or feedback?
> >
> > Juergen
> >
>

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