[m-dev.] upcoming 0.14 release

Peter Ross pdross at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 11:25:59 AEDT 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM, Paul Bone <pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 05:26:40PM +1100, Julien Fischer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The current stable release, 0.13.1, is over three years old.  As the
>> trunk is currently fairly stable we should release 0.14.  To this end, I
>> am proposing that we fork the repository on the 20th February, with a
>> view to releasing version 0.14 during March.
> Keep in mind that classes will begin in late Feb/early March, and consequently
> Zoltan's time will be limited.  My own time may also be a little bit limited
> as I hope to be tutoring this semester.
> To clarify, do you intend to fork and freeze a beta version on the 20th of Feb
> and then build a release candidate and/or 0.14 sometime after? (I guess
> March-ish).
>> In addition to this, I also propose that we move to 6-monthly(-ish)
>> stable releases for Mercury, rather than the current 3+ years between
>> such releases.
> I agree with this approach.
This is effectively what we do at MC.  About every 6 months I bless a
rotd as the new official compiler for MC.  This seems frequent enough
to get all the latest development but not so frequent that one is
never sure which compiler is needed to build which apps.

So I whole-heartedly agree.

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