Happy First Day of Spring!!
Now is the time to start thinking about the Clang/LLVM 3.1 release. Our testers are great people with the patience of Job, but we need more people testing LLVM on more platforms. If you are willing to be a tester for LLVM’s 3.1 release, please email me and let me know. The 3.1 release doesn’t have a schedule just yet, but testing will be throughout the month of April, with a release date sometime in May.
What is expected of a tester:
Testers are called upon to do a lot. We want to make sure that our releases are of the highest quality. You will:
- Be expected to maintain a testing machine with the same configuration throughout the testing period,
- Run the previous release’s test suite to get a baseline to compare with the new test suite,
- Compile and run the test suite of all of the pre-release tarballs,
- File bugs for any issues you see, especially regressions,
- Assist in getting the bugs fixed – either by fixing them yourself or pestering others to look at them, and
- Produce the release binaries for your machine.
As always, we support Intel on Darwin, Debian and Ubuntu Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. We haven’t released binaries for ARM, but that may change this time around (no guarantees though). If you have a platform for which you would like to see binaries released, let me know!
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