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Karl Williamson
May 13, 2016 04:19
Re: Perl 5.25.1 on May 20th
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On 05/12/2016 03:31 PM, Sawyer X wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As soon as the Perl release cycle enters a freeze, people start
> committing their work in branches awaiting a merge. As blead gets
> colder, hitting a full freeze, these start piling. Once 5.25.0 is out,
> these are merged in, awaiting 5.25.1.
> Since each development release is done once a month, and 5.25.0 was done
> at the beginning of the month, it effectively means about a month and a
> half for these to wait. Generally this would be fine, except it's the
> first release past the freeze, meaning it's likely to collect a lot of
> patches.
> To accommodate this larger-than-usual set of changes, Matthew suggested
> putting out 5.25.1 a bit earlier, on the 20th this month. I think that's
> a good idea. What does that mean?
> * On May 20th I will release 5.25.1, allowing all of these changes more
> smoking time.
> * Every release date stays the same, except it's the next version.
> Instead of releasing 5.25.1 on June 20th, Matthew will release 5.25.2.
> The stable release date stays the same as well.
> * The states of freezing will all move one version forward. Instead of
> "Contentious changes freeze" starting at 5.25.7, it will be start at
> 5.25.8. The full freeze will begin at 5.25.10 instead of 5.25.9.
> If you have any objections, please let me/us know. Otherwise, 5.25.1
> will be out in a week and a day on the 20th.
> This is also a small reminder that blead is waiting for all your
> commits. Bring it this week and you'll get longer smoking.
> Thanks,
> Sawyer.

Note that 5.25.1 is supposedly blocked from being released until the 5 
tickets still open here are fixed:

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