From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2009-12-02 05:19:26
Kind of a whimper of a release this time. I didn't write a new release note
or put together a list of everything we fixed and so on, or try to write up
some formal testing procedure.
alpha2 mostly concentrated on translation problems, the notation editor, and
some last-minute work on audio file naming conventions.
There are still three very serious notation bugs we can't release with, and I
am counting on Chris Cannam to solve at least two of them. I'm moving out of
notation, and I'm going to give the matrix the same treatment notation just
got, and this will be alpha3. Hopefully I can get this done within a week, as
there is much less to do here.
The primary objective for alpha3 is to get every last dusty corner of missing
functionality restored to the matrix, so that any lingering new strings for
translation are flushed out of hiding once and for all. Until that point, I
will not promise no new strings, but I do promise that I will do everything I
can to handle any changes I have to make to existing strings myself. When I
had to make a large round of changes between alpha1 and alpha2, I updated all
of the most current translations myself. I am painfully aware of what every
string change means from here, and I am doing the absolute bare minimum I have
to do when changes are unavoidable.
After alpha3, I will do a thorough feature review of the main window and
everything leading off of there, which is pretty much everything else in
Rosegarden. I'm saving this for last because I hope it will be the easiest
one to do in terms of turning up new release-critical bugs. I've found a
number of last minute main-window problems through the notation review, and
I'm feeling generally good about how that one will fare. After the main
window review, we enter beta, and we're getting into beta before December is
over come Hell or high water.
That will give us at least six weeks of beta before the release date arrives,
and we will release on February 14th, 2010 unless I'm dead or incapacitated.
D. Michael McIntyre