[haiku-development] Re: Alpha 3 : better late than never

  • From: Matt Madia <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 03:11:01 +0000

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 19:08, Adrien Destugues
<pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This release proposal should reduce the amount of work on the development
> side to a minimum. I don't think a release coordinator is needed on that
> side. If someone wants to apply for the role, it's still ok. The main task
> will be coordinating the creation of the release branch and the "golden
> master" nightly creation. Then, we have to get the version tag updated in
> the branch, and rebuild the optional packages to match it.
> Timeline :
>  * Today to 16th of may : review of the bugs listed above, decision about
> what to do with them
>  * 16 to 22 of may : fixing of the bugs that are not postponed (I expect to
> see only few of them)
>  * 22th may : creation of alpha branch (unless we do that before and merge
> the changesets)
>  * 1st of June : release!
> If you have anything to say, please do so. But don't spend too much time in
> discussing...

Does anyone else think that adding an additional one or two weeks of
exhaustive testing would be beneficial to the release?

This would allow
  * testing of the optional packages,
  * testing of Ingo's patch for reducing the image size, which should
allow it to fit in 700MB discs [1]
  * final touches on documentation & i18n translations.
  * improving ReleaseNotes [2]

Also, keep in mind our average length between our releases (about 9
months between R1A1-->R1A2  and 12 months between R1A2-->R1A3).


2: https://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/R1/Alpha3/ReleaseNotes

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