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Description

Switch to a timed release cycle for GeoTools.

The expected benefits are:

  • reducing the delay between releases
  • predictability for our customers (and downstream projects)
  • reduce the significance of a feature missing a release (just catch the next release train)
  • easier to plan, and acquire resources, to make each release

This proposal requires:

  • significant automation (to reduce the time taken to prepare a release)
  • resource commitment from participating organisation

This proposal is made in conjunction with GSIP 77 - Time boxed release model - review this page for more details including proposed release schedule

    • stable: monthly release, available for bug fixes,new features that do not change API or stability
    • master: six month release cycle
      • 1-4: initially open for change proposals
      • 5-6: locked down from release candidate through to release

Community support:

  • uDig PSC supports this release cycle, will remain on trunk and may issue the occasional "milestone" release

Status

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  1. (tick) JD: Automation for release process
  2. JG: Updated developers guide
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