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From Jon Peli Oleaga <oleaga...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: [RELEASE]: proposal for an update of the AOO 4.0 release schedule
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:21:10 GMT

 
> 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.
> 
> 
> 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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