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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Time for our first 4.2.0 beta?
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:31:21 GMT
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> On Feb 24, 2019, at 11:35 AM, Matthias Seidel <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de> wrote:
> 
> Hi Jim and all,
> 
> As mentioned before, I think we need some more time before doing a
> (public) beta.
> But I also want to get a wider user base for testing and something
> "official" we can base our discussions on.
> 
> So here is my proposal:
> 
> We could create a tag (snapshot420 or whatever) and build it as a
> developer snapshot.
> This can be done similar to a beta with the build targets:
> openofficedev, ooodevlanguagepack and sdkoodev.
> 
> We also have a special splashscreen for a "Developer Snapshot":
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/branches/AOO42X/main/ooo_custom_images/dev/introabout/intro.png
> 
> I would like to have all recent translations committed and merged before
> we create the tag.
> March would be a good time, so we could also include the updated English
> dictionary.
> 
> The build should be uploaded to an official place together with all
> hashes and PGP signatures.
> It could be announced with a blog post linked on our homepage.
> 
> Opinions?
> 
> Regards,
> 
>    Matthias
> 
> Am 18.02.19 um 15:42 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>> Release, as in GA, or release as in Beta?
>> 
>>> On Feb 15, 2019, at 4:55 AM, Damjan Jovanovic <damjan@apache.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Bug 125129 looks like a wild goose chase and requires considerable
>>> understanding of the framework layer, but I'll try continue when I have
>>> time.
>>> 
>>> My own release checklist would include:
>>> 1. Library audit.
>>> 1.1 Did we lose or gain any public symbols in our libraries since the
>>> 4.1.0? Gbuild requires explicit export instead of exporting everything and
>>> then possibly controlling visibility with a .map file, so it's very
>>> possible.
>>> 1.2 Did ELF symbol versions on *nix platforms change? The older gbuild
>>> modules probably did, as I didn't understand the meaning of .map files back
>>> then.
>>> 1.3 Are the same libraries with the same names available in both 4.1.0 and
>>> 4.2.0?
>>> 2. Base:
>>> 2.1 Complete the Java SDBC driver framework, used by both the new SDBC-JDBC
>>> bridge and the Postgres SDBC driver.
>>> 2.2 Audit the new SDBC-JDBC bridge in Java against the old C++ one, fix any
>>> differences.
>>> 2.3 Complete the Postgres SDBC driver; still needs views, users, groups,
>>> etc.
>>> 2.4 Complete the integration of the Postgres SDBC driver into the Base UI
>>> forms (like MySQL already is).
>>> 3. Crashreporter
>>> 3.1 Get it working again.
>>> 3.2 Bug reported in UI form (instead of submitted to some now obsolete
>>> server), which can be copied/pasted or attached to Bugzilla.
>>> 4. Testing
>>> 4.1 Run all available tests (unit tests, smoketest, module integration
>>> tests, bvt, fvt, etc.) against 4.1.0 and 4.2.0, find and fix any
>>> regressions.
>>> 
>>> Damjan
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 1:25 AM Matthias Seidel <matthias.seidel@hamburg.de>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi Jim,
>>>> 
>>>> IMO, the situation hasn't changed so much.
>>>> 
>>>> We should at least fix issue 125129 [1] before we release a (public)
>>>> beta. I have seen that Damjan is investigating...
>>>> 
>>>> Then we need time to inform translators on l10n@ before we can export
>>>> the latest translations from Pootle.
>>>> At the moment most of them are at 98% for the UI but the SDF files still
>>>> need to be updated in source.
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> 
>>>>  Matthias
>>>> 
>>>> [1] https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=125129
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Am 14.02.19 um 17:45 schrieb Jim Jagielski:
>>>>> Time for another ping... what does everyone think? Time?
>>>>> 
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