wiki:Release/6.3.0-News

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temporarily remove content (merging in SVN during developement)


DOCUMENT NOTES

--HB's 2c--

GRASS 6.3.0 will be a beta release for GRASS 6.4, but it will be the first GRASS release since 6.2.0 (31 Oct 2006) to include new features. As the code is generally bug-free and the release has gone through a RC QA cycle, we can consider than many people will use this version. In fact I don't think William even offers a GRASS 6.2.3 binary anymore for OSX.

Thus a major release announcement is warranted.

This means we should try and focus on the big issue changes since 6.2.3, not minor bug fixes since 6.3.0-rc6. Users can look at the SVN Changelog if they want to know about that. We can talk about major changes: Joining OSGeo and the new home for the homepage, move to SVN, new modules like r.li.*, v.edit, the wxPython GUI, native MS Windows support, etc.

I also think we should continue to host the release announcement on the website as for earlier releases. The trac wiki is fine for working documents but for press releases it seems like greeting the customer at a desk in the corner of the back workshop. The wiki is a fine place to collaboratively write the document, but the final version should end up in SVN. (if only to preserve it well for historical purposes) The SVN/web version is a crisp white page with no distractions.

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DRAFT DOCUMENT: GRASS GIS 6.3.0 Release

CONTENT REMOVED DURING EDITING. EDITS FOR THIS PAGE WILL BE DONE IN grass-web SVN. ONCE COMPLETE CONTENT WILL BE COPIED BACK HERE

announcement: http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass-web/trunk/announces/announce_grass630.html

blurb: http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass-web/trunk/announces/abstract_grass630.txt

This is for a couple of reasons:

1) we had edits in both this wiki page and the SVN. Parallel development confusion slows collaboration to a grinding halt as you try and keep the two in sync.

2) It is much easier to compose using your favorite text editor versus an online web app.

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