[Grok-dev] Re: Getting 1.0 there

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Fri Jan 4 09:19:34 EST 2008


Jan-Wijbrand Kolman wrote:
> A slightly belated "Happy New Year" to all!

Happy new year!

> After my "call" for "Pushing for 1.0", I compiled a list of things I 
> think we want to do before releasing Grok 1.0. I think we can conclude 
> that we need to:
>   * Fix bugs listed on launchpad.
>   * Finish the reference documentation.
>   * Get the tutorials/howtos and install documentation up-to-date.

I think it's also important to:

* base our packages on whatever Zope 3.4 is.

> Note that, to speak with Philipp von Weitershausen, we should aim for "a 
> conservative 1.0 release" - looking at the three bullet points; there's 
> enough work to do already anyway :)

I just added a bullet point, but I agree with that basic approach. It 
should be a release to offer a stable platform, and then we should open 
the floodgates again to great new developments.

> Also note that, personally, I do not want to tie the release of Grok 1.0 
> to the release of revamped Grok website.
> Do you agree?

I would very much like the new website to be present when we release 
1.0. A release of 1.0 goes along with a lot of noise. It's a great big 
PR opportunity. The better our website is to receive potential new users 
the better PR we can do.

> If we do agree, the next steps I guess should be:
>   * Setting a release date
>   * Getting volunteers to work on the various tasks
> As I said before, I do have some time this week and next week to 
> volunteer on tasks - do others have some time "open" to work on Grok 
> too, to make January a realistic timeframe for the release?

I'd conservatively estimate sometime in february myself. I do have some 
time in january to help.



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