[Sugar-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Sucrose 0.88 Development Cycle Schedule
simon at schampijer.de
Fri Nov 27 12:43:29 EST 2009
Dear Sugar Community,
I am proud to present you the Sucrose 0.88 Schedule !
* Dates *
We keep the time based 6 months release cycle. Final release will be:
31rd of March 2010. We basically have the same dates as GNOME. Those
dates are made in conjunction with the various distributions. So we will
be able to get our final release into the distributions.
* New Freezes *
We added some new freezes based on the experience of previous
development cycles. For example we have now an UI freeze to avoid UI
changes late in the cycle. As the UI is such a crucial part, we hope to
keep the quality of the UI and the Sugar work flow high. This helps
documentation efforts, as well.
* Earlier Feature Freeze *
Furthermore the Feature Freeze is earlier than in previous cycles. We
want to give testers more chances to test the new features and the
developers more time to clean the rough edges and stabilize them. At the
final release we would like to give out a stable release with many new
* Long term planning *
We layed out the 0.90 schedule, too. This allows for long term planning.
For example for bigger features like versions in the datastore. If your
feature misses the 0.88 boat, don't be sad the next release is coming.
* Testing *
We want to give out a Soas build containing Fedora 12 and the current
development build. This should allow testers to have a simple to use
platform for testing. Of course testing can happen as well in other
distributions. The release dates are Wednesdays - we hope that the
release is then packaged by the weekend to allow testers to do testing.
Help wanted: We would like to see testing teams to emerge --->
coordinated effort, more fun etc. Of course individuals can do testing, too.
* Feature Process *
The has been an overview of the Feature Process . Mainly trying to
write it up more clearly. But as well adding more details about how to
get feedback about a feature and how to work on UI features. There will
be another mail with more details on the process.
* Release Manager *
As already in previous releases Simon Schampijer will be your release
* Do the actual work *
The roadmap is only the framework for this development cycle. The amount
of success is up to each one of us. We have an earlier Feature Freeze
now to allow for testing, but the testing itself must still happen. We
have more time for stabilizing now, but the developers need to do bug
fixing then. The roadmap should help as well contributors to prioritize
their work based on the freezes. Use that tool!
Everyone a productive development cycle,
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