[IAEP] Proposal release management

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Jun 24 04:44:45 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 09:32, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> in May I tried to find someone to replace me as release manager [1] for
> 0.90, but as nobody has stepped up to do the job as we defined it I
> decided that it will be best to keep this role for some more time. I
> think it will be important for Sugar that we keep some continuation of
> the processes that we have been setting up during the last years. It
> would also be very good if someone would like to lend a hand with this
> or shadow me for future tasks so more people in Sugar Labs have direct
> hands-on knowledge.
> We defined the role of the release manager in the past 3 releases like
> the following:
> * setting the schedule
> * make sure that the Feature process is followed by the submitters [2]
> * keeping the wiki updated about the released modules and making sure to
> have final release notes available
> * sending email reminders about approaching Freezes, tarball due dates etc
> The schedule would be based on the GNOME releases, a 6 month release
> cycle. As there is not much time left for 0.90 [3] I think we should
> mainly focus on stabilizing and landing the features that were left over
> from the last release. I would start to announce a time frame for future
> releases so that future development can go on. New Features would be
> handled by the Feature process, as it has been the case in the past.
> What do others think about this?

A big +1 from me, thanks a lot for taking this task once more, it is
really important for Sugar.



> Regards,
>    Simon
> [1] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2010-May/023710.html
> [2] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Policy
> [3] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.90/Roadmap
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