Forum OpenACS Development: Re: 5.0 Release Plan
It's a Saturday, I know, but some of us do work Saturdays :)
We'll have several alphas and betas before then.
With the current momentum, I think that's realistic. Which reminds me, I'm totally thrilled to see all the activity and so many people helping out with finding, troubleshooting, and fixing bugs. Thanks so much, everybody!
- 12 Severity 1 bugs for 5.0
- 6 Severity 2 bugs
- 40 Severity 3 bugs I believe that this bug count is almost low enough to pass a reasonable alpha-testing threshold. Our only other remaining alpha hurdle is to get at least one automated test in place for each core module.
It's therefore somewhat arbitrary whether we're in alpha or beta testing. If some hero hasn't contributed a bunch of automated tests (see Simon's very helpful HOWTO for automated tests which will make it into the core docs Any Day Now), we'll probably skip that criterion and declare OpenACS 5 ready for beta testing some time next week. That will introduce new hurdles, primarily related to documentation and tidying up the place.
If you would like to help with this release, please fix your bugs, verify resolved bugs that have come back to you, or pick up new Worker Bee bugs. Even non-coders can help - some bugs just need someone to check the behavior of the current code. Which is conveniently installed on the test servers every day. We also need people to simply use their favorite packages on the test server and look for new bugs. If you read something besides English, try changing the locale and browsing the site in another language.