A new major version of diaspora* is released when there are enough major changes in the
develop branch. It used to be twice per year, and now it’s more about once per year, usually around the 27th of August, date of the switch of the project from the founders to the community.
This date is now in less that 2 months. I’m opening this topic to start to think about it, and try to see if we will have enough changes to release a new major version at this date. To anticipate a bit would be helpful both for dev and communication, and could maybe even lead to call for people to help, like students who should have more time during the summer.
The current changelog already contains the two new features:
- Add client-side cropping of profile image uploads #7581
- Add client-site rescaling of post images if they exceed the maximum possible size #7734
The current features PR looks advanced enough so the release can wait for them to be finished:
Am I missing things here, are you aware of other “user visible” changes which could ship during the summer?
Even with those, the changelog seems too small for a major version in my opinion. It would be nice to have a few more big features to deliver. Maybe bringing back likes on comment, as the federation part is done, and the backend part is partially there?
What do you have in mind? How do you feel about this release? Should we try to target the 27th of August even if the changelog isn’t really big because we should stick to at least one major release per year, or do you feel that we should wait to have a big changelog, even if that delay us until who knows when? Do we want to try to boost the development during the summer, maybe by organizing an online hackathon or something?