[IronPython] Proposed Release Schedule for 2.7

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Jan 31 13:09:02 CET 2011

On 28/01/2011 23:39, Jeff Hardy wrote:
> I'd like to propose the following release schedule for IronPython 2.7:
> Beta 2 - February 6
> RC1 - February 20
> RC2 - February 27
> RTM - March 6

Looks great - thanks for driving this forward Jeff.

> The need for a Beta 3 release could push those dates back by up to two
> weeks. Also, I may reevaluate based on the rate of bugs being fixed -
> if lots of fixes are coming in, delaying the release may be
> worthwhile. Obviously, any showstoppers would have an affect as while,
> but I don't believe there are any of those at the moment. The only
> current blocker for release is that the test suite does not pass 100%.
> That will need to be sorted prior to RTM.
> It's an aggressive schedule, but I think IronPython has gone too long
> without a release. I'm expecting there to be 2.7.x releases every 4-6
> weeks if there are sufficient contributions (like new modules).
> I want to get the 2.x series behind us so that work can begin on
> 3.2/3.3. Compatibility with 3.x is going to be much better than 2.x,
> and with most Python stuff needing porting effort anyway getting
> IronPython support will be easier. That's going to require some work
> in the innards, and I'm not sure too many people are familiar with
> those parts or IronPython yet.
> I've already updated the version numbers to Beta 2 and fixed the
> installer bugs that prevented Beta 1 from installing over Alpha 1. At
> this point, the bugs that get fixed will probably be the ones that
> have patches, or at least solid repros, attached to them.
> If you've got a bug that you think *must* be fixed, bring it up here.
> Does anyone else think this is doable?
> - Jeff
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