Release 1.0 on 10/23 and "Sprints"

Hi everyone,

I think it’s definitely time to get version 1.0 out into the real
world. Considering we’re into October, I think the appropriate time is
"Mole Day" – 10/23. (If Marcus wants to time it for 6:02 10/23, even
better. :slight_smile:

This gives us a little more than 2 weeks to finish bug-fixing and
cleaning up remaining documentation and tutorials.

Trust me, we’re in OK shape. But I’d like to propose we schedule two
"sprints" when everyone tries to pitch in and help (coordinated
through IRC).

  1. Bug-fixing sprint: Oct. 10th – squash as many bugs as possible
    from the tracker

  2. Documentation sprint: Maybe Oct 20th? (I’d suggest Oct. 17th, but I
    cannot participate then) – add and improve documentation and
    tutorials on the wiki

I think the dates can be flexible. The basic idea is for everyone to
pitch in at least an hour or two, and we can really prep things for
release.

Thoughts?
-Geoff

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 11:33:03AM -0400, Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:

I think it’s definitely time to get version 1.0 out into the real
world. Considering we’re into October, I think the appropriate time is
"Mole Day" – 10/23. (If Marcus wants to time it for 6:02 10/23, even
better. :slight_smile:

This gives us a little more than 2 weeks to finish bug-fixing and
cleaning up remaining documentation and tutorials.

Trust me, we’re in OK shape.

Well, I haven’t uploaded 0.9.8 to Debian yet, because I had another
couple of crashes in the orbital and vibration extensions which weren’t
present in a git snapshot between 0.9.7 and 0.9.8.

So I suggest rolling a release candidate or something first that people
can try.

Michael

Michael Banck wrote:

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 11:33:03AM -0400, Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:

I think it’s definitely time to get version 1.0 out into the real
world. Considering we’re into October, I think the appropriate time is
"Mole Day" – 10/23. (If Marcus wants to time it for 6:02 10/23, even
better. :slight_smile:

This gives us a little more than 2 weeks to finish bug-fixing and
cleaning up remaining documentation and tutorials.

Trust me, we’re in OK shape.

Well, I haven’t uploaded 0.9.8 to Debian yet, because I had another
couple of crashes in the orbital and vibration extensions which weren’t
present in a git snapshot between 0.9.7 and 0.9.8.

So I suggest rolling a release candidate or something first that people
can try.

Let me fix a couple of bugs and roll a release candidate (0.9.9) on
Saturday the 10th. I am in favor of getting a release out. Any crashers
you know of would be great posted to the list or the bug tracker,
preferably with a recipe to reproduce and/or a backtrace (preferably
and) with debug symbols.

This will allow me to migrate Kalzium to using a system copy. This
should be done for KDE 4.4, a release on 10/23 would put me in a good
position to accomplish that. New job, moved house, so I can’t promise
availability but I will do what I can with the time I have available.

Marcus

On Oct 8, 2009, at 12:18 PM, Michael Banck wrote:

Well, I haven’t uploaded 0.9.8 to Debian yet, because I had another
couple of crashes in the orbital and vibration extensions which
weren’t
present in a git snapshot between 0.9.7 and 0.9.8.

Are these in the bug tracker? There are similar reports, but they’re a
little light on details or example files.

Thanks,
-Geoff