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Now is the time to start planning for the Europa release review of MDT 1.0. Component leads (you know who you are), please take time to prepare slides for your component as per the information below and send it to me on or before May 23rd - that will give me a week to consolidate them into one presentation for all of MDT.

See also for another example of a release review from the past.


Kenn Hussey

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[] Europa Release Review slides

Europa project leads,
On today's call, we asked me to send around advice on how to prepare your slides for the big Europa Release Review.

(1) Here's the development process page about release reviews:

(2) Your slides (or non-slides) must be sent to
emo@xxxxxxxxxxx on or before May 30th.

(3) There are many example slide decks from previous releases (see Here are some of the good ones: (4) There is no example of the "one minute slide" because last year, for Callisto, we allowed each project 3-4 minutes. You can see those slides in the archive:  This year we're going for "one minute" highlighting - here's what I said in the minutes:

The Release Review is coming up on June 6th. Each project needs to have a complete Release Review slide deck prepared by May 30th (one week in advance) along with a single talking points slide at the front. During the release review itself, each project will be given one short minute (with 20+ projects, that alone makes a 20 minute call) for the talking point slide. The remaining slides will be for archival documentation and as backups for any audience questions.

The talking point slide should cover:

  • any significant new features since the last release (obviously all the projects are going to have lots of new features: a year's worth of new features, but we only have time for the top most significant ones)
  • statement about the quality of the APIs
  • any significant end-of-life issues in this release
  • statement about the IP clearance and licenses in the code
  • statement about the diversity of the committer population
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