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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RELEASE]: proposal for an update of the AOO 4.0 release schedule
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:34:26 GMT
On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:21 AM, Jon Peli Oleaga <oleaga_jp@hotmail.com>wrote:

>
>
> > Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:14:46 +0200
> > From: jogischmidt@gmail.com
> > To: dev@openoffice.apache.org; l10n@openoffice.apache.org;
> qa@openoffice.apache.org
> > Subject: [RELEASE]: proposal for an update of the AOO 4.0 release
> schedule
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I tried to get an overview where we are with our AOO 4.0 release and I
> > have thought about an updated release plan. I hope you share my view on
> > this updated plan and you will continue to help that we can achieve it.
> >
> > First of all I am still thinking that we should release the 4.0 as soon
> > as possible and before the majority will take a break and go in summer
> > holidays. And with a potential second release later this year in mind I
> > believe July is the best time.
> >
> > We are a little bit behind my proposed schedule that we can't hold under
> > the current circumstances. It's ok, we worked hard, did a lot of
> > testing, work on translation and things moved forward. But when I take a
> > look on the list of proposed show stoppers and the not yet integrated
> > help for the sidebar and the translation, I believe we should adapt our
> > release plan to take the current situation and status into account.
> >
> > I see the following work items that we have to complete before or in
> > parallel to the vote of an RC:
> >
> > - sidebar help
> > merge the English help file on Pootle and give the translation
> > volunteers at least the chance to provide a translation. This is not yet
> > done because the lack of time (I am the bottle neck here and maybe other
> > volunteers can jin me in the future to work on this).
> > The sidebar is the most visible improvement in 4.0 and now where we have
> > a help file, it should be translated if possible
> >
> > - finish general translation update, means update Pootle with offline
> > translated strings on demand, merge the localized strings back from
> > Pootle, run gsi consistency check to find potential problems like
> > mismatched xml tags. I would like to see some further languages complete
> > that are very popular, this includes Danish, Sweidish, German.
> >
> > - continue to review, identify the real show stopper issues. We expect
> > to come up in the end with a list of 15-20 real show stopper issues
> >
> > - prepare the update service
> >
> > - prepare release notes (attractive marketing material that can be
> > used), with screenshots as many as possible to highlight the features
> > and bug fixes
> >
> > - logo integration as first step of an ongoing brand refresh -> depends
> > on the availability of the logo files
> >
> > - RAT scan -> have to be checked
> >
> > - document migration path for incompatible API changes, not migrated
> > extensions
> >
> >
> >
> > Some of these points have to be finished until the first official
> > release candidate (RC). Taking all this into account I would like to
> > propose the following update:
> >
> > - Wednesday June 19th, update Pootle with sidebar help and provide Po
> > files for all current languages available on Pootle.
> >
> > - Monday July 1th, deadline for the localization, it always takes more
> > time to merge it back and fix potential problems
> >
> > - Monday July 1th, deadline for logo integration
> >
> > - Wednesday/Thursday July 3/4th, provide last snapshot build with all
> > available translations, logo if finished etc.
> >
> > - create new AOO release branch on Wednesday July 4th after the last
> > snapshot
> >
> > - continue fixing show stopper issues until Friday July 5th on the new
> > created release branch
> >
> > - start RC build on Monday July 8th, on new created release branch
> >
> > - July 9th, provide RC to the community and start voting on July 11th
> > continue to work and improve build independent work items, like release
> > notes etc.
> >
> > - vote should be finished July 4th
> > final preparation, signing, uploading etc. for the release
> >
> > - July 16th public release and announcement
> >
> >
> > Sorry for the longer email but I hope this make sense and we can all
> > agree on this to achieve our goal and make AOO 4.0 available to the
> public.
> >
> > Opinions and discussion should take place on the dev list only please.
> >
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Juergen
> >
> > PS: I will start to work on the Pootle update.
> >
>

As always, thank your for your analysis here and great work as our release
manager.  We have had a number of  items that have changed just in the last
week or so and these, of course, need to be taken into account.

On this one in your timeline--
- vote should be finished July 4th
final preparation, signing, uploading etc. for the release

Did you mean the 14th instead of 4th?



> >
> > Me too, I want to thank
> you for your hard and good work.
>
>
> As for the the voting on
> your proposals, I am not going to be able to complete the UI
> translation for the first release; so for me it is O.K. whatever
> seems adequate to you. Regards Jonpeli
>  >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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