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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Luna M4: The opt-in deadline approaches

A short update for Sphinx: We have made available a Luna-compatible Sphinx build on our interim update site this morning, and in the sphinx.b3aggrcon file, we have now enabled the features that we intend to contribute to the simultaneous release train.



2013/12/12 David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
To add some reminders to Wayne's ...

Remember the "window" between +0 and "availability" is now reduced to one week instead of two, which means all contributions must be "in the build" by Wednesday, 12/18.

As of right now, the following projects have something disabled in their contribution files:

contribution as a whole is not enabled:

one or more features or repositories are not enabled:

Please get everything "enabled" ... or, I know, some of you (such as amp, I believe?) was considering not being in Sim. Release. So, good time to confirm your plans explicitly.

I am most concerned about "PDT", as I believe they are proposing to "restore" a PHP Package in EPP? ... if so, more important than usual to "get in early". Feel free to correct any errors in my memory.

And a reminder to all, you do not have to wait to your exact +n day to provide a "warmup" build ... even if you submit your final bits on your +n day. This often helps find issues "downstream" from you that no one is aware of yet and is less stressful to know about "early".

Not to mention, it allows some "early testing" of .../releases/staging to make sure what you think you are contributing is actually "getting in" the aggregation repository.  

I have contributed the M4 candidate Platform bits to b3aggr files, and while the job is still running, will promote those to staging soon. (And, will finalize tomorrow, Friday, afternoon, after all final testing and sign-offs are obtained).

Much thanks,

From:        Wayne Beaton <wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To:        Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date:        12/11/2013 03:47 PM
Subject:        [cross-project-issues-dev] Luna M4: The opt-in deadline approaches
Sent by:        cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

Greetings folks.

Luna M4 is on December 20/2013.

Projects are required to opt-in by that date. As of this moment, I have 56 projects on my list [1]. I'm pretty sure that I'm missing around 20 participants from last year. Opt-in instructions are in the wiki [2]. Note that your PMC will have to appeal on your behalf if you do not opt-in before the deadline.

Participating projects must also have a well-formed project plan by this date. I encourage projects to use the release record metadata [3] to capture plan information, including a short (2-3 sentence) description of the release, milestones, and at least a couple of themes. Note that you can attach Bugzilla queries [4] to individual themes.

If you do choose to use the old school XML-style plan format, please at least provide a description in the release metadata. I'll use this information when I generate a "what's in Luna" page. If we do a good job of this, it will be a tremendous help to the marketing folks when the time comes to start marketing the cool and exciting features in the release. Keep the description concise. No bullets.

FWIW, project and release metadata can be edited by any project member, or member of the associated PMC. So PMC members, you can make minor edits as needed.

By way of reminder, the release cycle and review process is captured in the wiki [5].



Wayne Beaton
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