[Libreoffice] Thoughts on releasing ...

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 08:48:09 PST 2011

Michael you mention release updates more often. Does LO have a feature 
that can check against an update server that way we wont have to 
redownload and install LO.

On 01/07/2011 01:40 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Cor,
> 	Sorry for the long delay; Christmas and all that.
> On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 10:07 +0100, Cor Nouws wrote:
>>> 	How does that sound to people ?
>> That sounds good.
> 	:-) good.
>> Which still not answers the detail: shall each language group confirm
>> the release status of the point-zero or 0.1 releases ?
> 	Oh ! I suggest that, post 3.3 we simply ship on a time based release;
> and that if the translation is not there by the code freeze, then there
> should be some last-minute relational process to get it in. Of course,
> we should have a nice hard string freeze, as early as possible as well:
> of course, the 3.3 experience has been rather rushed - trying to get
> twenty moving pieces into position concurrently. My hope&  expectation
> is that we fix this with a firm, time based release for 3.4.
> 	So - I'd want to avoid approvals, but also try to get incremental
> updates out much more quickly, so we don't have three+ months of
> slightly imperfect translations - hopefully that meets peoples needs.
>> I've also seen mails from Petr, Jean-Baptiste and others on the expected
>> time needed for QA. Which is a related subject. And there also the
>> vision was shared, that many bugs are found while people work, not only
>> when people test.
> 	Right; that is quite so - and hence I think developing the model and
> awareness of a point-zero release out there is useful I think.
>> This supports an approach where working with developer-builds is made
>> easy and promoted. And of course easy communication about the issues
>> found etc etc.
> 	Right ! and we of course need automated builds, and nightly snapshots
> of both master and stable branches (which are coming) - luckily with our
> all-in-one model, we can hope to do this nicely for all core languages
> in a single package, every day for Windows which should help shrink the
> QA loop I hope.
> 	I believe Sophie&  Cedric are working on something like this, for Linux
> initially at least, and we finally have both Win32 and linux tinderboxes
> going - so the direction of change is positive I hope.
> 	Thanks,
> 		Michael.

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