goran.hultgren at bluefish.se
goran.hultgren at bluefish.se
Tue Feb 4 12:03:44 CET 2003
Hi Doug and all!
Doug Way <dway at riskmetrics.com> wrote:
> As the new update stream guy (and, by association, the guy in charge of
> getting releases out the door), it's time to release Squeak 3.4!
> (Sorry for falling a few days behind on this.)
Hey, no problem. It is great that you took this responsibility - I just
feel ashamed that I am not helping out right now...
> To help clarify the process for me and everyone else, I wanted to give
> a quick overview of the release timeline, to make sure I have the right
> idea. Here are the steps:
> 1. Mark the image as 3.4 final, and upload a copy of the final image to
> the ftp site. Immediately afterward, announce this to the squeak-dev
> 2. Within a few days (?), have the 3.4 VMs uploaded to the ftp site.
> This should include a Windows VM, a Mac (Carbon) VM, and the sources
> (?) for the Unix VM, and possibly at least one pre-built Unix VM.
> (Which one(s)? Probably Linux at least.) Also, pre-packaged
> zip/stuffit files containing the VM/image/changes/sources files should
> be made available on the ftp site for Windows & Mac.
> 3. Shortly afterward, the http://squeak.org download page should be
> updated so that it points to the 3.4 files instead of 3.2.
> 4. After that, the release of Squeak 3.4 can be announced to the rest
> of the world. (Slashdot, etc. See the External Relations SqF wiki
> Does this sound about right?
I think so.
> The only questions I have are:
> - Should we wait a few days between steps 1 and 2? This would let
> people test the final image a bit just to make sure there wasn't some
> major problem, and maybe check out any final cosmetic tweaks. Also, it
> would give the VM maintainers a few days to get their VMs ready. But
> perhaps this isn't necessary... maybe we should make sure the VMs are
> ready before we declare 3.4 final. (Certainly they should be almost
> ready anyway.)
Hmmm. The best would probably be to give the port maintainers a chance
to produce and verify new VMs. Otherwise we may end up with a port
needing some tweak to the image to work but the image was just marked
What do you say, port guys? (Tim, Ian, John, Andreas)
> - Which Unix VMs should be available immediately upon the release of
> 3.4? Sources? A Linux VM? Debian and/or RPMs? Obviously we don't
Personally I think a source release from Ian is enough, as long as Ian
has verified that the most popular *nix VM works. That would be Linux.
> want to wait around for lots of lesser-known Unix variant VMs to be
> compiled. (PDA's and other platforms' VMs can be made available later,
> I think I have a good idea of who is responsible for most of the above.
> Scott/myself for step 1, Andreas/John/Ian for providing the VMs, Bruce
> (or myself) for updating the ftp site and squeak.org site, and Cees for
> announcing to the rest of the world. (Do we still need someone to
> create Debian/RPMs if we want those?)
I think we could produce those informally after the release. I am not
sure who does it nowadays.
> Anyway, we should probably move ahead with step 1 in the next couple of
> days, but before doing this, I'll check with the VM maintainers &
> others to make sure we can move ahead with the rest of the steps. Also
> need to look at the image tweaks that Tim mentioned a few days ago.
> - Doug
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