[pypy-dev] planning the 0.6.2 PyPy release

holger krekel hpk at trillke.net
Thu Jun 9 15:01:46 CEST 2005

Hi pypy-devers, 

at our 2nd June IRC developer meeting (minutes were posted on this list) 
we decided that we aim for a new micro release 0.6.2 around 23rd June. 
Yesterday the issue tracker has been reformed to help more with
sorting through the various issues we have to resolve in the next
time.  The current 0.6.2 issues are linked from the issue tracker home page
on the left side (you'll get nicer nicer views if you register/login): 


You'll note that the focus of the 0.6.2 release is solely
improved documentation and then move to utilize CPython's
2.4.1 standard library, regression tests and semantics.  The
idea here is that PyPy development will then rely on CPython
2.4 for at least a year.  It is not clear yet how feasible it
will be to have PyPy run as 2.4.1 compatible but on top of
CPython 2.3.  It's certainly desirable. 

Many of you know that the main effort with PyPy at the moment is
translation to low-level code.  Lead by Armin and Samuele with 
a lot of help from Carl, Eric and Christian the efforts there are 
continously moving forward (it would be nice to get some kind of 
status mail some time, btw). 

However, the 0.6.2 release will not have any translation goals
associated with it although we will need to make sure that the
getting-started examples still work.  Because i am going to
Goetheborg around 22nd i suggest to declare 

    15th till 21st June 
the 0.6.2 release time and ask everyone to reserve a bit of time 
for helping out, possibly not waiting until the evening of 21st June :-) 
Assign a task to you if you know already what you can try to work on. 

If you have any suggestions or comments, please post them! 



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