Aaron and I think we're getting close to being ready to declare Hard
Freeze and String Freeze, however there are a few questions first:
1. There has been some recent discussion about some string fixes needed
to make the translations better. What is the status of this work?
Can this be finished up within a day or two?
2. For committing translations during the Hard Freeze, Aaron and I
would like to have an official Translations Integrator to handle
committing of all the translation patches. Arpad, do you have time
to take this role again this release? If not, then Cornelius, would
you be willing to take the role?
3. Must-Fix bugs: While serious, I don't consider the remaining
critical bugs to be complete show stoppers. If anyone disagrees,
this is the time to raise red flags (and bug id's).
Instead, we're going to go ahead and plan on a 0.45.1 release in a
few months to catch some of these issues.
On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 05:01:09PM -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> We're nearing the end of the Feature Freeze. Next step is to finalize
> all of the tutorials, documentation, etc. and achieve string freeze.
> There are also still 19 critical bugs open.
> + (DONE) Wrap up development work
> + (DONE) Select an about screen
> + (DONE) Release Notes is 90% filled in
> + (DONE) Bug Hunt: 300 points
> + (DONE) Identify the Release Wardens for 0.45
> + (DONE) Post inkscape-0.45pre0.tar.gz
> Feature Freeze: ***
> + (DONE) SVN is branched
> + (DONE) No further development work on release branch
> + (DONE) Re-enable the old PDF export
> + (DONE) Focus on critical bug fixing
> + Finalize all tutorials, docs, extensions, etc.
> + Translators create translations
> + (DONE) Inkscape must pass 'make distcheck'
> + (DONE) Packagers encouraged to test package creation
> + (DONE) Post inkscape-0.45pre1.tar.gz
> Hard Freeze:
> + Focus on 'MUST FIX' bug fixing
> + Finalize translations
> + Finalize release notes
> + Test installation of packages for all major platforms
> + Post inkscape-0.45pre2.tar.gz
> + Final verification of late work, packaging, release notes, etc.
> + Post inkscape-0.45.tar.gz
> + Post packages for major platforms
> + Post official announcements