Release Coordination

Current Task: Testing and Bug fixing
Release: R1, Alpha 4
Target ship date: November 12th, 2012

Tentative Schedule

October 29th Final feature additions
November 2nd Feature freeze
November 3rd - 7th Testing and Bug fixing
November 7rd Code Freeze
November 12th Target release date

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 R1, Alpha 4 release. Do you see a task that still needs someone to take care of it? Drop a line on the Haiku-Development mailing list.

Initial Planning

Finalize release date n/a kallisti5 Discussion in haiku-dev ML COMPLETE 10/23/2012
Set up a test framework/formal list of requirements - - - IN PROGRESS
Determine optional packages to be included - - same as Alpha3? - R1A4 OptionalPackages TODO

Build Tasks

Assign buildmeister - mmadia? -
Determine distribution structure - - -
Testing - everyone perform testing of potential R1A4 candidate

Release Preparation

Find (additional) mirrors - - -
Prepare torrents - - -
Write release notes - everyone ReleaseNotes
Write press release - - -
Determine press plan - - -


Update front page artwork - - -
Update download graphic, WonderBrush Graphic - - -
Update/New Screenshots for Slideshow - - -
Sync User Guide - - -
Sync Welcome pages - - -
Sync Release Notes - - ReleaseNotes
Update get-haiku - can do if needed Current Version Information box, misc text
Merge mirror urls - - -


Branch the source tree - - - COMPLETE
Backport important bug fixes - - - IN PROGRESS
Tag the final build - - - TODO
Make source available - - r1a4 source location TODO
Distribute final build to mirrors - - - TODO
Distribute final build via torrents - - - TODO

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

Release Schedule

  • Branching trunk : -
  • Tagging branch : -
  • Final testing after tagging branch : -

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 TODO.



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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