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Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:06 am
by Josef Templ
I think it is time to consider switching 1.7.1 from alpha to beta phase
which means no new features for 1.7.1 and only cleanups and bug fixes if something shows up.

1.7.1 is actually urgent because of the Kernel.Upper/Lower bug in 1.7.
This nasty bug has the potential to crash a running BlackBox process and it is a miracle that
not more users complain.

- Josef

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:08 am
by Robert
Agree

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:37 am
by Josef Templ
Robert wrote:Agree


The question is if we need a formal voting about that step.
Since nobody complained so far I guess it is generally agreed on that it is time for switching to beta.
Technically it is simply an update of the file appbuild/AppVersion.txt.

- Josef

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:05 am
by Robert
Lets just do it without a vote.
If anyone objects we can react to that.

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 am
by Josef Templ
Done. 1.7.1 is now in beta stage (b1).

- Josef

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:45 pm
by DGDanforth
Josef Templ wrote:
Robert wrote:Agree


The question is if we need a formal voting about that step.
Since nobody complained so far I guess it is generally agreed on that it is time for switching to beta.
Technically it is simply an update of the file appbuild/AppVersion.txt.

- Josef

Please tell us when the new release is ready for download.
-Doug

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:30 pm
by Robert

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm
by Josef Templ
Robert, there hasn't been a compiler bug for quite some time now.
Seems to be a good time for releasing 1.7.1 final ;-)

- Josef

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:22 am
by Robert
Josef Templ wrote:Seems to be a good time for releasing 1.7.1 final.
Maybe.

I was going to have a look at the RTF bug & fix (when I find some time!). A codepoint error might be ok to delay, but a codepage error sounds more urgent.

Re: New stable release

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:24 pm
by Josef Templ
The high-level steps for creating a release are described in our wiki at https://wiki.blackboxframework.org/index.php?title=How_to_develop_with_Git#Building_Stable_Releases.
The problem with a detailed instruction list is that it may become inconsistent with every little change of the Github user interface, for example.

Robert, if you want to go through the release steps, just do it.
Let me know if something is unclear. Update the wiki if you find improvements.
Of course, I can also offer to do it.

Note that after a commit it may take a couple of minutes until the build is completed.
One detail I cannot remember is this: in release v1.7 there are two Source code files (zip and tar.gz)
but I don't know if they have been created automatically or if they have been attached explicitly.

- Josef