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Target Date: July 15, 2013



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))





Review Previous Build Release R2013a Process Notes

All (error)(error)  
Get updated legal statement/licenseSPH(error)(error)Needed by Code Freeze.
Update sample scripts

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 textSPH(error)(error)

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)(error)

Needed by Release Day. Located here.

Put in order for additional iconsSPHN/AN/A(tick)(tick)

(if necessary)

Needed by Visual Freeze.

For QA Complete (June 28)





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


Update splash screenTGG(error)(error)
  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 iconsSPHN/AN/A(error)(error)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


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.