[squeak-dev] 4.1 release tasks
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Thu Mar 18 03:28:56 UTC 2010
As stated in the previous message, here is a thread to gather release
tasks and the time frame in which they should be addressed. I'm taking
the "4 weeks to release" rather literally below because I want to avoid
excessive discussions about what we should do with feature x or y.
Rather, I'm saying let's ship it as it is, get it out quickly, and spend
our time moving forward from there. With that said, here we go:
[ ] Build a 4.1alpha trunk image
What: We need to re-apply all the changes that went into trunk on top of
4.0 to create a proper 4.1 alpha. I'm planning to do this by the weekend
and remove the previous trunk images since they're now obsolete.
When: March 20th
[ ] Feature Freeze trunk
What: Feature freeze the trunk. Only fixes for identified issues go in.
Who: All core-devs.
When: March 28th
(this gives us one more week if you have anything that you feel strongly
[ ] Make tests green
What: Review all the tests on all platform; identify failing tests, make
them pass or document known failures.
When: April 4th (this is a bit of wishful thinking...)
[ ] Ensure current VMs
What: Ensure that all platforms have current VMs available, with all
required fixes applied.
Who: VM maintainers
When: April 4th
[ ] Create a 4.1 release repository on source.squeak.org
What: Create a release repository that we can point the release image to
for subsequent 4.1 maintenance updates.
Who: Any source.squeak.org admin
[ ] Identify Mantis bugs that should be in 4.1
What: Categorize bugs that need to be looked at for the 4.1 release
(does NOT imply fixing the bugs)
When: April 4th.
[ ] Build release candidates
What: Start building release candidates to ensure we have a process.
Casey probably still has a few make files around.
[ ] Write welcome message, press release
What: Write a welcome message, overview of changes, press release etc.
When: April 4th.
As a time line we get:
- Create 4.1 release repository
- Build a 4.1alpha trunk image
- Feature Freeze
- RC1 build
- Green tests
- Updated VMs
- Mantis bugs organized
- Welcome message, press release
- RC2 build
- All bugs fixed (yeah, right :-)
- RC3 build
- Ship date
This is obviously a tight schedule but if we want to get the puppy out
in four weeks we need to get schtuff done. I don't think it's
unreasonable though; all the tasks are doable on their own, we just need
a few people to step up and pick one they can help with.
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