[haiku-development] Re: Proposal from Begeistert: Getting Ready for the First Beta

  • From: "Chris Peel" <chrispeel.mail@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:49:53 -0700 (PDT)

I've got to say that with Update 6 to AmigaOS 4.1 bringing package management 
with it - I agree now that this is a major cornerstone of any modern operating 
system.  I couldn't go back to manually managing my applications now! 

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On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 8:10 PM, scottmc <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM, Niels Sascha Reedijk <
> niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> In this message I would like to forward a proposal that came out of an
>> interesting group discussion at BeGeistert. I would suggest everyone to
>> look at it. If you have any comments, feel free to post them. If necessary
>> we can put it up for a vote.
>> Considering the fact that Package Management is one of the corner stones
>> of our R1 Roadmap, and the fact that package management will be merged in
>> the coming week, we propose the following:
>> * We will aim for a release of the first beta of Haiku in the next 2-3
>> months.
>> * The release will be made from a branch. The branch point will be 6 weeks
>> from now.
>> * We will take 2-4 weeks to test the hell out of the beta branch.
>> * A release-manager will be responsible for taking care of the beta branch
>> * The branch will be the basis for future regular (beta) releases
>> With the schedule above we are aiming for a fast way to show of the
>> wonderful work that has gotten into Haiku since alpha 4. We also open up
>> the opportunities for end-users to start testing and delivering feedback in
>> order to get us to the goal of releasing R1.
>> Greetings from the participants at BeGeistert,
>> Niels
> I think Alpha 5 freeze in 6 weeks with a release in the next 2-3 months,
> and then a Beta 1 around April-May 2014 may be the better path.  That
> should give exposure to PM, and allow time to get those last features added
> in before the "feature freeze" of Beta 1.  How close is the Haiku Depot
> program to being done?  What about the new network preferences app?  Is the
> update app being worked on yet?
> There's a lot of software that should be repackaged into .hpkg format and
> that's going to take a good bit of time and effort.  I think going to Alpha
> 5 and then to a Beta 1 a few months later should be do able.  I'm sure
> we'll see a lot of complaining out of some of the users who look to
> Haikuware for software, only to find that it's not working quite right due
> to the changes PM will bring about.
> -scottmc

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