Plans for Pidgin 2.7.7

Paul Aurich paul at
Mon Nov 22 21:49:23 EST 2010

And John Bailey spoke on 11/21/2010 10:45 PM, saying:
> Hey, guys,
> Obviously since we just released Pidgin 2.7.6, we need to think about
> the next version.  Originally I was hoping to move forward with 2.8.0 at
> this point, but considering that we just released the merging of MSNp16
> and Jorge's SoC work on the MSN prpl, I think it might be wise to do at
> least one more micro release for the 2.7.x series.  Paul seemed to agree
> when I suggested this in the XMPP MUC.  So, here's what I envision for
> 2.7.7, of course barring major problems requiring a quick release:

So maybe this should be a plan for 2.7.8, and a quicker release within a
week or two to fix the issues that have cropped up in 2.7.6.  (Plan is
generally fine, although I'm not aware of any merge-ready branches either).

> * Merge Window: I'm not aware of any merge-ready branches, but if any
>   exist, merge them in the next 2 weeks.  That starts now, 2010-11-22,
>   and ends on 2010-12-06.
> * Development Period: Once the merge window closes, we should have at
>   least one more week in which strings can be changed.  Continue to fix
>   bugs!
> * String Freeze: I'd like to declare a string freeze on 2010-12-12,
>   giving the translators a deadline of 2010-12-18.
> Ideally, my target release date is 2010-12-19.
> Thoughts, objections, etc.?
> John


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