Today I put together an aggressive roadmap to get Alarm 4 out the door by April 2. While the dates aren’t set in stone, I will be working diligently on meeting the dates that I have planned. Here’s a summary of my release goals:
Alpha 1: February 15, 2010 – Main design goals completed (Scheduler)
Alpha 2: February 22, 2010 – Secondary goals completed (Startup, Wake from Sleep)
Alpha 3: March 1, 2010 – Other goals completed (New update system, Theming, Media Search)
Beta 1: March 8, 2010 – Bug Fixes, code cleanup
Beta 2: March 15, 2010 – Bug Fixes, code cleanup
RC 1: March 19, 2010 – Bug Fixes and Finalization
RC 2: March 26, 2010 – Final Fixes and Changes
4.0.0: April 2, 2010
As I have done in the past, the first patch version (4.0.1) will be released about a week later with following updates about every month or so. The alpha versions will go out only to testers. If you would like to become a tester, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add you to my list.
EDITED ON JANUARY 31, 2010: Pushed back a couple dates due to unforeseen issues.