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Ticket #131 (assigned defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Public release timetable suitable for users

Reported by: dons Owned by: MtnViewMark
Priority: minor Milestone: 2012.4.0.0
Component: Web site Keywords:

Description (last modified by dons) (diff)

Claus Reinke has proposed:

The idea is simply to have a single dated news item that lists current and next release versions, either with date or with reasons for delays, and to add a link to the release timetable for more detailed information (since the platform logo is used elsewhere, it might be good to provide a variant with automatically overlaid version number).

In particular,

More generally, could the current status of the platform please be made *obvious early* on its webpages? Currently, a visit looking for such info might go like this:


doesn't say anything about versions or timelines


gives GHC versions, without linking them to HP versions or timelines


lists current version and timeline of older versions (good), but does not state that the current version is a beta, nor does it indicate that there is a stable version due, or what problems are keeping the beta from becoming stable


does not offer much info, but seems to be the only page linking to


no current version info, release time table is only for package maintainers, none of the "open bug reports" has a 2010.x milestone


THERE!-) This is the information I was looking for, at least part of it! But where is the rest?

I suggest the following changes as a minimum improvement:

- link to 6 directly from 1 (even better: insert cute calendar with

highlighted release timelines on 1!-)

- add current version overview for each OS to 1 (in case the

per-OS versions are out of sync)

- add trac links to 6 that list the showstopper tickets for

the current release (this assumes that the showstoppers have trac tickets and, preferably, milestone and severity information)

- add info about next release and blocking issues to 3 (and to

the other OS-specific pages) - downloaders should not have to guess that the current version is a beta, or what problems have been found with it

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by dons

  • description modified (diff)

Changed 5 years ago by dons

Partially completed. The next release will have the stable/testing versions on the front page, and a link to the timetable up until the next release.

Changed 3 years ago by MtnViewMark

  • owner changed from dons to MtnViewMark
  • priority changed from major to minor
  • component changed from Platform to Web

Even more of the above has been fixed. More coming.

Changed 3 years ago by MtnViewMark

  • milestone set to 2012.4.0.0

Changed 3 years ago by MtnViewMark

  • status changed from new to assigned

I believe the vast majority of this has now been addressed. The only thing remaining is to clean up the wiki page.

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