On Jan 11, 2008 2:28 AM, Vincent Hennebert
> Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > I think we should start to plan the next release. How about targeting
> > the end of February or beginning of March?
> Seems good.
> > Without much thinking, the following items are on the table:
> > - Stabilizing tables.
> > - Stabilizing the image package once I've merged the brach into trunk.
> > - Verifying the AFP output works correctly.
> >
> > What else?
> Refactoring the website? I've already been told several times that it
> was difficult to find its way on it. Last time I mainly rephrased a few
> sentences and removed broken links, but didn't do much more. And
> I didn't even touch the 'Development' tab which is progressively
> becoming out-of-date.
> Should I add that this is not a trivial task and that I'll have no time
> for that in the next couple of months? :-P

I'd be happy to help with the web site. It's not perfectly clear to me
what else it needs, but I have some ideas. In a nutshell, 'Home'
should include 'user' related general stuff (all the stuff it has,
plus using FOP, upgrading, running, etc.--all the content from Version
0.94). The Develop should contain all that it has, plus any 'FOP
Trunk' specific stuff. I don't what that is ATM... on first glance the
nav for 'Version 0.94' and 'FOP Trunk' are identical nav (except
V-0.94 has Release Notes, Changes & Known Issues).

I imagine a good start would be to remove all tabs except for 'Home'
and 'Development'
- 'Version 0.93' just goes away
- 'Version Trunk' content moves to 'Home'
- I think 'FOP 0.94' just goes away. I don't see anything different
between the nav links in the 'FOP Trunk' and 'Version 0.94' tabs--if
there is, that content should move to 'Development'. I'll run `diff`
on the fop/0.94/ and fop/trunk/ directories to see what's different.
If anyone has an specific ideas on what's different, that'd help

We could retain the 'Home', 'Version xxx', 'FOP Trunk', 'Development'
tab structure, but I think less tabs may be better now that we've
retired 'Version 0.20.5', during which time, I believe the multiple
tab structure was necessary.

Of course, there's likely to be content updates, as well as minor nav
changes needed (Changes, Release Notes, Known Issues), but that should
already be in 'FOP Trunk' content.

If anyone else has ideas, I'm open to them.

> I was also thinking about making this a beta release. With the major
> changes that we made we can't be sure that no regression has been
> introduced as well. The 0.94 release taught me that even if many bugs
> were fixed, users will stumble upon regressions and (rightly) complain
> about them.
> So, what about a 0.95 beta?
> Vincent

Like Chris, I think appending 'rc' as in fop-0.95rc would be better than 'beta'.

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