[3.8 Release] Schedule and call for testers

Dear everyone,

It's not quite time to start the 3.8 release process, but it's time to
start planning.

Please let me know if you want to help with testing and building
release binaries for your favourite platform. (If you were a tester on
the previous release, you're cc'd on this email.)

I propose the following schedule for the 3.8 release:

- 13 January: Create 3.8 branch. Testing Phase 1: RC1 binaries built
and tested, bugs fixed. Any almost-complete features need to be
wrapped up or disabled on the branch ASAP, and definitely before this
phase ends.

- 27 January: Testing Phase 2: RC2 binaries built and tested. Only
critical bug fixes from now on. Further RCs published as we approach..

- 18 February: Cut the final release, build binaries, ship when ready.

Unless there are any objections, I'll post this on the web page.

Cheers,
Hans

It's not quite time to start the 3.8 release process, but it's time to
start planning.

Please let me know if you want to help with testing and building
release binaries for your favourite platform. (If you were a tester on
the previous release, you're cc'd on this email.)

Hi Hans,

As usual, I will be taking care of the FreeBSD builds. I think Ed Maste
will also be able to do some of the legwork. (Specifically to get our
CMake build in shape. :slight_smile:

I propose the following schedule for the 3.8 release:

- 13 January: Create 3.8 branch. Testing Phase 1: RC1 binaries built
and tested, bugs fixed. Any almost-complete features need to be
wrapped up or disabled on the branch ASAP, and definitely before this
phase ends.

- 27 January: Testing Phase 2: RC2 binaries built and tested. Only
critical bug fixes from now on. Further RCs published as we approach..

- 18 February: Cut the final release, build binaries, ship when ready.

This schedule looks fine to me.

-Dimitry

Sounds good to me. I'll do the usual mips packages.

I’ll do Fedora and openSUSE.

I can do SLES. I also have an arm7l ubuntu 15.x machine if no one else is already covering that target.

Sounds good.

I just realized no one actually signed up for testing and packaging on
Darwin. Any takers?