Release Coordination

This page acts as a status whiteboard for this release of Haiku. It should contain a list of tasks that need to be completed.

Task List

This is a list of tasks that need to be done in preparation for the alpha 2 release. Do you see a task that still needs someone to take care of it? Drop a line on the Haiku-Development mailing list.

Build Tasks

Assign buildmeister - mmadia
Determine distribution structure - -
Determine optional packages to be included - mmadia vote TBD
Set up a test framework/formal list of requirements - -

Release Preparation

Find (additional) mirrors - Urias McCullough
Prepare torrents 2010-05-09 Urias McCullough
Write release notes - everyone ReleaseNotes
Write press release 09-05-2010 Nicholas Otley
Determine press plan - -


Update front page artwork - -
Update download graphic Release Date Ziusudra attached in #5910. see hrev36635 for where to install file
Update/New Screenshots for Slideshow - -
Update/New Screenshots for installation-guide done - #5763 has release neutral files.
Sync User Guide - -
Sync Welcome pages - -
Sync Release Notes - - ReleaseNotes
Update get-haiku 2010-05-09 Urias McCullough can do if needed Current Version Information box, misc text
Merge mirror urls - -


Branch the source tree 19-04-2010 Ingo Weinhold
Backport important bug fixes - -
Tag the final build 08-05-2010 Ingo Weinhold
Make source available - - r1a2 source location
Test final build 08-05-2010 -
Distribute final build to mirrors 09-05-2010 -
Distribute final build via torrents - -

Note, dates are in dd-mm-yyyy format.

Release Schedule

  • Branching trunk : 19-04-2010
  • Tagging branch : 08-05-2010
  • Final testing after tagging branch : 08-05-2010

The testing of the build is expected to take a few days (pending any unforeseen problems). The website team will also require a few days to upgrade the website in order to support the release. The expected release date is around 10-05-2010.


There was a discussion, then followed a vote, and now we have a list of proposals for this release. Below is the final list of accepted proposals.

Status Updates

The status updates give an overview of the progress that is made towards this release.

Blocker issues

These need to be fixed in order to release the alpha.

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Critical issues

If all the blocker items are resolved, these should be evaluated whether or not they block the alpha release.

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High priority issues

This is a list of items with things that would be very much appreciated for this release, but they will not delay the release.

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