Postponing beta release

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at
Sat May 31 17:56:55 CEST 2003

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On Sat, 31 May 2003 13:45:06 +0200, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> What needs to be done for a beta release:
> 1) do we want to bump library version numbers to 1 yet?

I think thats appropriate only for the final release versions. Perhaps
we should set all modules to 3.9.0 for the first beta?

> 2) making tarballs. What modules do we release, only xfce-devel, also
>    extras? I think all of them. Who makes them, maitainers, release
>    manager? perhaps bump some version numbers?

extras are extras. Their releases are done after -devel if anybody has
the time to do it.

> 3) do we want to make binaries? I'd say no. We can have a
>    xfce4-beta-binaries release on SF for contributed binaries. Unless
>    we have resources/voluteers to keep the binaries up-to-date ...

I agree. I would like to see some volunteers do this though.

> 4) do we want the new website on-line? Would be cool, but requires a
> bit
>    of extra work I think (updating texts, based on answers to the
>    above questions). At least we need a good description of how to
>    build the modules. 

Nice to have but not vital.

> 5) choose the release date if not today.

This is important. Olivier, please take a call on this.

> 6) announcements

Freshmeat and LWN are my favourites. I'm sure everybody has their own

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