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From Shenfeng Liu <liush...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE] AOO.next = AOO 4.0
Date Sat, 24 Nov 2012 04:58:58 GMT
2012/11/24 Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>

> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM, Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Here is what we currently have on the planning wiki as proposed for 4.0:
>
>
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Planning
>
> Is it your/our intention to have these items complete for a proposed
> 4.0 release?
>
Kay,
  That's the 4.0 planning wiki we should continue to work on. But some
items there were input long long ago (when we thought there would be a 3.5
in front...). So I suggest we should revisit the contents there.

- Shenfeng (Simon)


>
> >
> > 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
>
>
>
> --
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MzK
>
> “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world
>  she wants, rather than to create it herself?”
>
>      -- Anais Nin
>

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