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Month: October 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] R14 status

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:45:40 -0500
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>> As you are probably aware over the past 2 weeks I have been repairing
>> the
>> bugs blocking R14 listed in Bug 2014.  At this time the vast majority
>> have
>> been repaired, with less than 10 remaining.
>> As a result we are very close to R14 release.
>> *****If you have any open bugs that you think should block R14, now is
>> the
>> time to add them.
>> It will take several weeks to fully rebuild the Debian/Ubuntu archives;
>> at
>> the end of this process if all bugs blocking Bug 2014 are resolved we
>> will
>> proceed with release.
>> Thank you to the rest of the TDE development team for keeping things
>> going
>> and helping with the overall bug load, especially Slavek, Michele, and
>> Darrell!
> Don't jump the shark. :) Not every app or feature gets used every day.
> Despite the huge movement forward, there might be some nit-pick
> regressions associated with the latest commits. There are only a handful
> of us using git in a meaningful manner. That is, limited testing and
> eyeballs. Thus even after the list is reduced to zero, provide sufficient
> time for developers and testers to actually run everything for a week or
> two. We have gone this long with the official R14.0, another few weeks
> will not bite anybody and might even help. :)

Sure.  I'm expecting that list to go to zero pretty quick, and then it's
wait and see on any new bugs as you say.  Right now I'm shooting for RC1
Oct. 15 or so (provided I can kick the build farm back into high gear) and
will be working on the website/wiki during that time.

> We still should roll through a formal RC1, RC2, . . . cycle and
> announcements. RC announcements tend to motivate some users to install and
> test.

Agreed.  However, I would like to have R14 out the first half of November
as I have a press opportunity around that time (already been delayed for
far too long) that could really help revitalize this project with more
users and maybe even some developers., while rock solid, is
dependent on HAL and has other issues that R14 does not.  Unfortunately,
as I have seen before journalists are more than happy to broadcast these
deficiencies even if R14 is "right around the corner".  Given our
strange/uneven development pacing I can't blame them!  ;-)

> Documentation needs attention, although with all of our schedules and
> energy I don't know how much we can do about that.

I don't doubt it, though from what I have seen it seems to be much better
than it ever was before, thanks largely to your continued efforts.

> When was the new wiki and web site to be unveiled (which need to be tested
> by community users)? With the official announcement of RC1?

I will likely cut over the Wiki first with the old site still active
(probably in the next few days if not sooner).  If I can get the new site
in production form in time then yes, new site comes with R14 RC1. :-)

> BTW, Francois helped a lot too. :)

Yep, I realized I'd left him off almost as soon as I sent the message. 
Sorry Francois!

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