[Box-Admins] Re: 4.2 release

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Tue Feb 1 01:09:26 UTC 2011

On Mon, 31 Jan 2011, Chris Muller wrote:

> Hello Squeak box-admins team, webteam and prominent community.  The
> final 4.2 image has been posted
> ftp://ftp.squeak.org/4.2/Squeak4.2-10950.zip.  Your help is now needed
> for the release process to be complete.
> I am new to this, but here is a list of things I suppose need to be done:
> =====================
>  - Final verification of the image (everyone).  If no show-stoppers
> in a few hours, re-open the trunk for all development.
>  - Create and populate the squeak42 squeaksource repository on
> source.squeak.org.  (In progress: cmm)
>  * create mac, win, and unix-linux directories on ftp server to house
> appropriate VM's.  (Done:  cmm)
>  - Copy SqueakV41.sources there, OR, should we make a new V42 sources
> file?  I think we can wait, opinions?

We can't wait too much, because the image decides which file to open, so 
we can't change it after the release. IIRC Andreas had the idea to create 
a new sources file for every release, but I may be wrong. I found 
something that is related to this:


Also, the sources file contains the license at the beginning. The date 
there is 2010. I'm not sure if it's a problem or not.

Print it: SourceFiles first readOnlyCopy next: 300


>  * Copy LICENSE from the 4.1 directory, update the copyright date.
> (Done:  cmm)
>  - 4.1 had OS-specific .zip's for Windows and Mac that include the
> VM.  A volunteer is needed for these two OS's.  It looks like the
> Linux zip for 4.1 only had the image, I can put a similar one together
> for 4.2.
>  - 4.1 also has a All-In-One zip that includes VM's for all OS's.
> webteam, did this get very many downloads over the last year, and
> something we want to do for 4.2?  If so, we need a volunteer.
> Otherwise, we should remove it from the web-site.
>  - update the www.squeak.org/download web-page to point to the new
> 4.2 releases.
>  - Also update the squeak.org home page to appropriately replace
> references to 4.1 with 4.2.
>  - Annoncement to squeak-dev (cmm volunteers).
>  - Squeak News / blogs / rss-feeds pick up.
> ==========================
> If there are other items that need to be done, please say so.
> Thanks to you all, and everyone else who contributed to 4.2.
> - Chris

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