[ic] Interchange 5.7.4 release timeline proposal

Gert van der Spoel gert at 3edge.com
Fri Nov 6 18:58:19 UTC 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org [mailto:interchange-
> users-bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Jon Jensen
> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 6:25 PM
> To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> Subject: [ic] Interchange 5.7.4 release timeline proposal
> Folks,
> I propose that we schedule the release of the next development version
> of
> Interchange on Tuesday, December 8.
> I also propose that we have weekly working IRC meetings on Tuesday,
> such
> as we've had before, including on December 8, when we can work out any
> last-minute patches etc.
> From what I can see, our biggest goal between now & then is to test,
> test,
> test the UTF-8 support, and fix any remaining problems we encounter. We
> need people to test Interchange 5.7.3 using various versions of Perl,
> different catalogs, etc. to help us find any problems. There are other
> problems described in RT tickets that anyone could take a shot at.
> If after Interchange 5.7.4 we feel we have UTF-8 more under control,
> I'd
> suggest we move quickly through a beta-test and release-candidate cycle
> and release new stable version 5.8.0. Then we can recommend that for
> all
> users and bury the ill-fated 5.6 branch.
> Any comments, especially from the core team?

An ambitious timeline I perhaps, but keeping the pressure on is usually the
only way to get anything done.

I will attempt to set up a 5.7.3 within the next 2 weeks ... Can't promise
anything because I'm quite swamped at the moment.

But a stable UTF8 release sounds like a good plan to me.



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