1 Week before 1.9 Branch Creation

LLVMers,

It is now 1 week before I will create the 1.9 release branch.

I'm asking that all platform maintainers and available llvm developers review the nightly tester results. Please XFAIL any dejagnu tests that are currently failing, fix any warnings, and review the results of the full llvm test suite. If a test failure is determined to be something that needs to be fixed before the release, please fix it or file a bugzilla bug, and set the target to 1.9.

Any enhancements scheduled for the 1.9 release should go in ASAP. This work should be completed before November 6th. Please try to avoid checking in large changes right before the deadline.

I will be creating the 1.9 release branch on November 6th at 9:00PM PST.

Reminder of Release Schedule:

* October 30, 2006: Email sent out asking platform maintainers to XFAIL
   tests, check for regression/file bugs, and check in any final stuff for
   the release.
* November 6, 2006: Code freeze and release branch created. Documentation
   revisions.
* November 13, 2006: Pre-release online for testing
* November 20, 2006: Release

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Tanya

It is now 1 week before I will create the 1.9 release branch.

When will the front end stablize relative to this? It would help in
tracking down failures if the front end was frozen a bit before
everything else.

Andrew

Hi, Tanya!

  • November 6, 2006: Code freeze and release branch created. Documentation
    revisions.
    Does it mean that I can commit my changes to LLVM until November 6?

Thanks.

Tony.

* November 6, 2006: Code freeze and release branch created. Documentation
  revisions.

Does it mean that I can commit my changes to LLVM until November 6?

This means that if you want anything included in the 1.9 release it needs to be checked into cvs before November 6th. For large changes, its better to check the changes as soon as possible (at the latest a couple days before November 6th) so that the various nightly testers have a chance to test it.

On November 6th, I will create a release branch. After I am done, anything
checked into mainline cvs will be for the next release.

Make sense?

-Tanya

It is now 1 week before I will create the 1.9 release branch.

When will the front end stablize relative to this? It would help in
tracking down failures if the front end was frozen a bit before
everything else.

Thats a good suggestion.

In the past we have done a code freeze and branch creation for the front-end and back-end at the same time. I'll talk to Chris about this issue. Perhaps for this release we will freeze the front-end 3-4 days before the back-end. If thats not enough time, for future releases we could do a week offset between the two.

-Tanya