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Target Date: July 15, 2013

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All dates are referenced to 12:00 noon EDT.

For example, a deadline of March 15 should be interpreted as March 15, 12:00 noon EDT.

Early Tasks

These are long-lead early tasks that can be completed before the detailed release cycle.

Use "(/)" for the checkmark ((tick)) and "(x)" for the cross ((error))

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Internal

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Review Previous Build Release R2013a Process Notes

All (error)(error)  
Get updated legal statement/licenseSPHN/AN/ANeeded by Code Freeze.
Update sample scripts
SPH(error)(error)

Needed by App Freeze.

  • Write examples that demonstrate new functionality
  • Clean up all errors and warnings
  • Remove deprecated fields
Write draft Release NotesJJKP(error)(error)

Needed by App Freeze.

See Writing Release Notes

Update standard descriptive textSPHN/AN/A

Needed by App Freeze.

Will be used in User Guide, websites, release announcement.

 

Update info on public-facing websitesJJKPN/AN/A

Needed by Release Day.

See the list of sites. Update this list as well, if necessary.

Updated major sites before announcement. Minor ones can be updated a bit later.

Update release announcement contactsSPH(error)N/A

Needed by Release Day. Located here.

Put in order for additional iconsSPH(tick)(tick)

(if necessary)

Needed by Visual Freeze.

For QA Complete (

June 28

July 17)

QA complete means that all known bugs are being tracked, all bug fixes are verified and documented, and the release process can begin.

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TaskWhoStatusNotes
Verify that all known bugs are checked into JIRA(All)(error) 
Complete all JIRA verifications(All)(error) 
Complete QA wrap-up tasksDSC, SPH, JJKP, RQ(error)

 

Address all JIRA tickets awaiting feedback(All)(error) 

For Visual Freeze (

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July 17)

Visual Freeze finalizes all graphical changes to the software, so that screenshots, documentation, and TestComplete can be updated.

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TaskWhoStatus

Internal

Status

Notes
Update About panel

LOJ

N/AN/A 
Update splash screenTGG(tick)(tick)
  1. Update SplashScreen.psd in GmatDevelopment\moredata\graphics\splash
  2. Use GIMP to save a flattened TIF file and overwrite splash screen in GmatDevelopment\application\data\graphics\splash.
Update iconsTGG(error)(tick)(error)(tick)If there are any updates, additions, deletions.
Update gmat_startup_file.txtJJKP(error)(error)
  • Update formatting, comments
  • Switch to release configuration

Switch to release configuration in script test system

JJKP(error)(error)

Use new rundef.R2013bInternal.template.m.

Ran public configuration manually on JJKP's machine on 2013-03-27 build.Decided to run manually on RCs only. For next time, need to figure out a way to assemble public release without manual intervention.

Complete visual updates(All)(error)(error)Fixed all visual issues known before Visual Freeze.

For Code Freeze (July

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19

Code Freeze is a freeze on the software itself before final testing.

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Warning

For this release: Should we branch the repo here, instead of after release? We need to allow people to continue working on unrelated items while release work is ongoing.

For App Freeze (July

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19

App Freeze is a freeze on all application bundle files beyond data and code. This includes documentation, sample scripts, stuff in the extras folder, etc.

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TaskWhoStatusNotes
Update README.txtJJKP(error)Update with major release highlights.
Update extras folderJJKP(error)Notepad++ syntax coloring file
Update PDF files in docs folderSPH/DJC(error)
  • Update watermark: "Draft for Release R2013b"
  • Put into application/docs folder, and individual doc source folders
Gather list of compatibility changes since last release(Feature leads)(error)
  • Deprecated fields
  • Removed & disabled fields
  • Anything a user would need to know to make R2012b scripts compatible with this release.

For this release, put a generic blanket statement regarding the change from beta status to production status and point to wiki page.

Update Release Notes
JJKP(error) 
Update screenshots in User Guide
(Feature leads)(error) 
Test User Guide instructions & code(Feature leads)(error)
  • Tutorials
  • Common Tasks
  • script snippets
  • reference page examples
Update Windows installer packageJJKP(error) 
Update links in GMAT.ini

JJKP

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Moved from R2013a Visual Freeze Stage

  • Help links
    • Welcome page links
Update link tests in TestCompleteTR(error)
  • Help buttons
  • Welcome Page links
  • Help menu links

 

Testing of Release Candidate 1 (July

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22–26)

This will start with the 2013-07-05 daily build. Repeat this phase until tests check out. Steve will make the call.

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titleNotes
  • While this cycle is ongoing is a good time to do wiki updates and cleanup.

Stage Release (July

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31)

This is a soft release, putting all the files in place and updating information. Then on release day, we only need to send the announcements.  

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