On Wednesday 05 August 2009 12:59:15 Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:
I know everyone is itching to add new features. Marcus technically
broke the “no new feature, no new UI, no new string” policy. We need
to focus down, fix bugs, add documentation and get 1.0 out the door.
And this means everyone.
Sorry, I meant to send an email out about focusing on 1.0 over the weekend.
Personal life, new baby, lack of sleep and car issues distracted me
significantly… Honestly, I did not think we were still in a string freeze, it
was a minor feature to add technically with one new string (I think).
You might want to focus on new bells and whistles. I do too. But
Avogadro will be judged on the basis of stability, bugs, and
I fully agree, and for my part I will be focusing on fixing bugs, especially
any crashers, ensuring our API is good (I have a few local patches I need to
push for this) and documentation.
We only get one chance to make a first impression. We want to grow the
community – users will become contributors in many ways.
Especially with a plugin based system, assuming we are able to supply a good
I’d like to suggest a 0.9.8 bug fix release for mid-August, and then
attempting to get a solid 1.0 release out, say by September 4th.
Sounds like a reasonable time frame. If thinks look OK it would be nice to tag
0.9.8 around Monday 10 August. It would be good to get 1.0 out in time for the
next Ubuntu release if possible, and definitely in time to be utilized by KDE
4.4 as an external library.