Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:
Just a reminder…
If you look at this list (i.e., what we said we wanted to finish for
1.0), we’re almost there! Well, the big exception is Cryos, who hasn’t
posted his To Do list yet. (I took the liberty of adding a few bits
he’s been doing.)
I updated my list with a few things I hope to get in there. I will
prioritize API/ABI breaking events.
So I don’t think it’s too soon to talk about release scheduling. For a
number of reasons, I’d like to see a release in early July – perhaps
- June 1st - release 0.9.5 – feature freeze, interface freeze, and
"string" freeze (for translators)
(This has the advantage that Cryos will likely be busy most of June
with a new baby)
July 4th could be a good date for release. May be we can make the string
freeze 4 June, so that we can have a few days of feedback on the release
before freezing all strings. This would still give translators a good
month. Also the 1.0 branch would then be in string freeze and 1.0.1 etc
would get improved translations as they are completed.
During the month of June, we concentrate on bug fixes, documentation,
- July 1st - release 0.9.6 – release candidate for 1.0.
This gives us ~ 2 weeks to finish remaining projects for the 1.0
release. I think after that, we really have to draw a line and save
things for the next big release.
I agree, and am mostly happy with the state of Avogadro as a library. I
have been concentrating on the library recently, and still worry about
scaling but this work could be saved for another release. With the
recent build system improvements I think we are in much better shape as
a library for other applications. I have also been merging bug fixes
from KDE (new snapshot for KDE 4.3).
It is tough to tell when I will disappear, although to be honest I
suspect I will still find time to work on some Avogadro stuff I have
updated my list, I would welcome any thoughts/fears about our API. There
are a couple of issues I am aware of that will be fixed soon (in bug
reports). There is certainly quite a bit of interface polish that would
be great too.