[Marble-devel] Re: 1.1 Release Preparations

Dennis Nienhüser earthwings at gentoo.org
Thu Apr 7 23:22:31 CEST 2011

Hi again,

let me add two things:
- marking maps as favorite is a feature of Marble 1.2, not 1.1
- please check https://svn.reviewboard.kde.org for patches not yet
committed. There are quite a lot of them and with the move to git in
mind (which gives us a new reviewboard) now is the best time to assure
that they do not get lost.

You'll find the Marble 1.1 RC 1 sources here [1] and packages for the
N900 on my server [2]. It would be great to have many testers of those,
especially to make sure the data migration works as intended. To quote
myself, "If you upgrade from Marble 1.0 and used the "Download Region"
feature a lot, the installation might take a bit longer than usual:
We're now sharing OpenStreetMap data with other applications like
mappero and the data you downloaded within Marble is moved to the shared
location during the installation."


[2] http://nienhueser.de/marble/maemo/

On 07.04.2011 19:50, Dennis Nienhüser wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> we're near the release date for Marble 1.1. Given that it's a release
> out of sync with the other KDE applications, we need to do some
> additional things like tagging and the release announcement ourselves.
> And of course we should polish everything as much as possible to have a
> smooth user experience, which is the main reason I'm writing this mail
> :-) Let me try to summarize the things that are left to be done. Please
> extend the list and help getting things done. Thanks!
> Timeline
> =====
> - 2011-04-07 (today): RC1 tagging
> - 2011-04-14: 1.1.0 tagging
> - 2011-04-15: 1.1.0 release
> Polishing
> =====
> Ensure that the new features work. Existing features shouldn't show
> regressions. Take care of confusing wording, missing tooltips, tr()
> calls etc. Make sure the KDE and the Qt version behave the same. In
> particular:
> - It should be (easily) possible to create a map theme using the map
> wizard. That theme should be uploadable. The uploaded (shared) map
> should be installable with Marble again. Someone should check that with
> two or more map themes.
> - Check that (un-)marking maps as favorite works as intended
> - Check that the Apply and Reset buttons in the configuration dialogs of
> plugins work as intended
> - Check that the settings of plugins are stored and restored correctly
> after a restart of Marble (here exist one or more bugs)
> - Check that the default settings are sane and work correctly (delete
> ~/.kde/share/config/marblerc and ~/.config/kde.org/Marble\ Desktop\
> Globe.conf to test that)
> - Check the various configuration options of the plugins
> - Check that locking, hiding and configuring plugins via the context
> menu works as intended
> - Check that the Info Boxes context menu works correctly and syncs with
> the main menu
> - Check the new online services: Earthquakes and OpenDesktop
> - Check the MacOS version
> - Check the Windows version
> If you find issues, either fix them directly, write a bug report or
> reply here.
> For the mobile version (N900):
> - Check that the features mentioned in [1] work
> Packaging
> ======
> I'll tag RC1 later today and package a version for the N900 which you
> can install from [2]. 1.1.0 tagging is planned for next Thursday. It
> would be great to have MacOS and Windows packages soon after tagging.
> Volunteers? :-)
> I'll upload N900 packages soon after tagging. It takes at most twenty
> days to get them to the Maemo extras repository after that (due to us
> having an older version there already). I'd say we do a source-only
> release for Linux unless someone steps up (using e.g. the OpenSuSE build
> service)? Not sure which distributions will package this version.
> Announcements
> ==========
> We need a new visual changelog page at our website and a release
> announcement. A news entry on our new git home [3].
> That's what's coming to my mind right now. Again, please help out and
> give feedback.
> Thanks,
> Dennis
> [1] http://nienhueser.de/blog/?p=309
> [2] http://nienhueser.de/marble/maemo/
> [3] https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdeedu/marble
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