Sakai 2.5.4 Maintenance Release

2.5.4_Released  Update - 2/12/2009

Status

Event

Date

Descriptions and tasks

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Freeze

12/21/08

Date up to which merges to the 2.5.x branch will be included in the 2.5.4 release
• Create externals file
• Create related jira's list

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2.5.4 branch

12/22/08

2.5.4 branched from the 2.5.x Maintenance Branch
• RC01 artifact smoke test (Maven/Tomcat/MySQL check)\\
• Branch: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/sakai/branches/sakai_2-5-4/

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2.5.4-rc01

12/23/08

First release candidate tagged in the 2.5.4 branch
RC1 release notes 
• Cut RC01 tag
• Distribute RC01 to QA instances and Sakai community
• Tag: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/sakai/tags/sakai-2.5.4-rc01/

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QA update: 12/30/09

Delayed due to holiday schedule, issue dependency and QA load.
RC02 planned for early Jan. 2009

12/23/08

QA will be focused on regression testing of components affected by bug fixes included in the release
• Test RC01 artifacts
Review Jira's and regression test modules related to release
• 2.5.4 test server available - QA5-US http://qa5-us.sakaiproject.org/portal
• Elicit QA help from community and foundation staff

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2.5.4-rc02

01/09/09

First release candidate tagged in the 2.5.4 branch
RC02 release notes 
• Cut RC02 tag
• Distribute RC02 to QA instances and Sakai community
• Tag: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/sakai/tags/sakai-2.5.4-rc02/https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/sakai/tags/sakai-2.5.4-rc01/

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QA cont.

01/09/09

QA: focusing on jira verification and regression testing of components affected by bug fixes included in the release.
• Test RC02 artifacts
Review Jira's and regression test modules related to release
• 2.5.4 test server available - QA5-US http://qa5-us.sakaiproject.org/portal
• Elicit QA help from community and foundation staff

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Released

02/12/09

Release date for Sakai 2.5.4
• Update confluence pages
• Send announcement to Sakai community

Release Content

(warning) Note that not all bug fixes in the 2.5.x Maintenance Branch are necessarily going to be included in the 2.5.4 Maintenance Release. 2.5.4 includes all the bug fixes from previous 2.5 Maintenance Releases, plus fixes for a selected subset of components (see below). This will help us reduce the scope of component regression testing in order to speed up the frequency of Maintenance Releases. Fixes for components available in 2.5.x, but not included in 2.5.4, will be included in a subsequent Maintenance Release.

List of components for which fixes will be included in Sakai 2.5.4

Announcement
Assignment
Authz
Calendar
Chat
Content
Courier
Dav
Email
Help
Jsf
Linktool
Mailarchive
Metaobj
Msgcntr
Reference
Rwiki
Sam
Site
Site-manage
Syllabus
Tool
Util
Velocity
Web

Fixes

Security Issues

Jira Filters