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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 (AOO 4.1.3) is the next planned release of Apache OpenOffice.

Update: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.3 was released on 12 October 2016. See the Release Notes for more information.

Release Schedule

The release is planned for October 2016.

Release Progress and Volunteers

Code

StartedFinishedStatusVolunteersComments
Appoint Release Manager(tick)Patricia ShanahanShe was the only volunteer
Propose string/localization updates--(tick)-Language changes are not being considered for 4.1.3
Propose dictionary updates  (tick)Ariel Constenla-HaileSee release notes for the list of updated dictionaries
Select bugfixes and enhancements (tick)All

Anyone can propose a blocker either using the "4.1.3 Release Blocker" flag in Bugzilla or writing to the dev list

Decide on the proposed release blocker(tick)Patricia ShanahanThis is done only by the Release Manager
Provide code for the selected bugfixes/enhancements (tick)  

Build

StartedFinishedStatusVolunteersComments
Buildbots--(tick)-

Buildbots available for: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD. Mac OS X still missing but not a blocker (we don't need a buildbot for OS X release builds)

Windows builds  (tick)Ariel Constenla-Haile

 

Mac OS X 64-bit builds  (tick)Ariel Constenla-Haile 
Linux 32-bit and 64-bit builds  (tick)Ariel Constenla-Haile 
SDK builds  (tick)Ariel Constenla-Haile 
Source builds  (tick)Andrea Pescetti 
Upload builds to ASF Dist server (dev area)(tick)Ariel Constenla-Haile 
Vote on Release Candidate(tick)Patricia ShanahanVote passed
Go / No Go for the release (based on votes and comments)(tick)Patricia ShanahanGO!
Upload builds to SF mirrors(tick)Andrea Pescetti

Copy requires just a few hours, with the normal rsync instructions shown; note: project name has changed since 4.1.2 and now the rsync target must be written as username@frs.sourceforge.net:/home/frs/mirror/openofficeorg/4.1.3/

Make sure it's going into a "staged" drectory

Move builds to ASF Dist server (dist area)(tick)Patricia Shanahan 
Make sure builds are on the ASF Archive server(tick)Andrea Pescetti, Marcus LangeHash files must not be stored on public servers but only on ASF servers
Sourceforge: Update to "Latest Version"(tick)Marcus LangeSet the attribute "Latest Version" to all full installation files for every platform
Update Feed: New check.Update for the aoo413 area

 

Calendar week 43 ? Andrea Pescetti

The update notification will create a high load on the mirror servers as a lot of users will then update their AOO installation. This must be avoided. Therefore this task has to be done always some days after the release.

QA

StartedFinishedStatusVolunteersComments
Generic QA(tick)All 
Specific QA focused on the selected bugfixes/enhancements(tick)All 

Communication

StartedFinishedStatusVolunteersComments
Blog post: First status update and call for volunteers on dev@ mailing list  (tick)-This was not done
Website: Link top bar hint to the blog post(tick)Marcus Lange 
Wiki: Prepare the Release Notes (tick)Keith N. McKenna, Dick Groskamp, Patricia Shanahan, Andrea Pescetti, Jörg Schmidt, Marcus Lange 
Translation: Give participants a note so that they can create localized release notes(tick)Dick Groskamp, Jörg Schmidt, Marcus LangeDone so far for Dutch and German.
Website: Update the main AOO test download page(tick)Marcus LangeTest if the download links are working (binaries, hash files, release notes, etc.)
Website: Update the main AOO download page(tick)Marcus Lange 
Website: Update the project's AOO pages: main and download(tick)Marcus Lange 
Website: Update the ASF project information(tick)Marcus LangeThe DOAP RDF data needs to be updated.
Blog post: Write the announcement to the AOO blog(tick)Marcus Lange 
Announcement: Prepare Apache Press Release(tick)Marcus Lange

Working together with Sally Khudairi @ Apache, based on Release Notes

Translation: Give participants a note so that they can create localized press release(tick)Jörg Schmidt, Marcus Lange 
Announcement: Write official announcement for announce@(tick)Marcus Lange 

Stay Informed

The best channels for accurate information about the release progress are:

 

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