[racket-dev] Release for v5.3 has begun

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 18 07:22:06 EDT 2012

For various reasons, the release is running late. 

The release committee -- Robby, Jay, Ryan and I -- have 
therefore decided to accelerate the release schedule a bit: 

       -- 17th create release branch (lasts until tomorrow 10am)
       -- 23rd begin testing
       -- 24th call for release announcement
       -- August 1 release

Notice the stringently shortened bug fix and test cycle. 

If you have any problems with this shortened cycle, please speak up now. 

-- Matthias

On Jul 17, 2012, at 7:28 PM, Ryan Culpepper wrote:

> The release process for v5.3 has begun: the `release' branch was
> created for any work that is left and is now bumped to v5.2.900.0.  You
> can go on using the `master' branch as usual, it is now bumped to
> v5.3.0.16 (to avoid having two different trees with the same version).
> If you have any bug-fixes and changes that need to go in the release
> then make sure to specify that in the commit message or mail me the
> commit SHA1s.  You can `git checkout release' to try it out directly if
> needed -- but do not try to push commits on it (the server will forbid
> it).
> Please make sure that code that you're responsible for is as stable
> as possible, and let me know if there is any new work that should
> not be included in this release.
> The time between the `release' branch creation and the actual
> release is for fixing new errors that prevent proper functioning of
> major components and that show up during the preparation for a
> release.  You can also finalize piece of work that is not yet
> complete, but please avoid merging new features.
> Note that nightly builds will go on as usual (as v5.3.0.16), and
> pre-release builds will be available shortly at
>  http://pre.racket-lang.org/release/
> Please tell me if you think that this release is significant enough
> that it should be announced on the users list for wider testing.
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