[6.0.0 Release] The release branch is here; trunk is now 7.0.0

Hello everyone,

The release branch for 6.0.0 was created from trunk at r321711 around
3pm GMT today, and the trunk version was subsequently incremented to
7.0.0. (Hopefully the git mirror will have the branch soon too.)

Note that this time we're doing an early "slow start" of the release
process. I'm still on vacation and there is no release candidate
scheduled until 17 January, but those interested can start testing and
nominating patches for merging.

Release blockers are tracked by https://llvm.org/PR35804 Please mark
any bugs, old or new, that need to be fixed as blocking that.

To get a change committed to the branch, first commit it to trunk as
usual, and then request it to be merged --- ideally by filing a
blocker bug on PR35804, or by cc'ing me on the commit email.

Please help out with the release by notifying me of any bugs, commits,
or other issues you thin
k might be relevant. If it's not marked as blocking PR35804, or I'm
not cc'd on an email about
it, I'll probably miss it.

Thanks,
Hans

Hi Hans,

To get a change committed to the branch, first commit it to trunk as
usual, and then request it to be merged --- ideally by filing a
blocker bug on PR35804, or by cc'ing me on the commit email.

What about adding a project to the list of projects ported to LLVM 6.0
in `docs/ReleaseNotes.rst`? I have a project that I've just ported to
LLVM 6.0 that I'd like to add to that list.

It doesn't make a huge amount of sense to commit that to trunk because
that would suggest in the docs that the project is ported to LLVM 7.0.
This isn't the case right now and might not be the case in 6 months
time when LLVM 7.0 comes out.

Thanks,
Dan.

Congratulations on getting the next release branch underway so soon into the New Year; now my work is cut out for me to get my sources aligned :slight_smile:

During the past 6 months there was a lot of activity on the distribution lists about SPIR-V support. However, it is not clear to me whether support for SPIR-V made it into this release branch, and if so, to what extent it is supported.

Do any of the developers working on SPIR-V and/or OpenCL have any ideas about what level of SPIR-V support will be present in the v6.0.0 release?

Thanks,

    MartinO

Congratulations on getting the next release branch underway so soon into
the New Year; now my work is cut out for me to get my sources
aligned :slight_smile:

During the past 6 months there was a lot of activity on the distribution
lists about SPIR-V support. However, it is not clear to me whether
support for SPIR-V made it into this release branch, and if so, to what
extent it is supported.

Do any of the developers working on SPIR-V and/or OpenCL have any ideas
about what level of SPIR-V support will be present in the v6.0.0
release?

To my knowledge no SPIR-V support has been upstreamed.

Best,
Tobias

Thanks for the update Tobias,

  MartinO

Hi Dan,

You can commit it to ReleaseNotes.rst on the branch directly, or send
me a patch or just some text and I'll do it for you.

Thanks,
Hans

Hi Martin,

Unfortunately, this work hasn’t progressed in LLVM yet. But I hope the situation will change for the next release though.

In the meantime in case you haven’t seen this announcement yet it might be useful: http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2018-January/120291.html

Cheers,
Anastasia

Hi Hans,

Hi Hans,

I have a simple patch out for ReleaseNotes as well: https://reviews.llvm.org/D41875

I do not have commit access.

Regards,
Andrew

Thanks Anastasia, and my apologies for the late reply.

The mail thread is very interesting and very promising, I hope to follow up with Nic and Tomeo about this when I get the chance. It would be great to see SPIR-V formally integrated into LLVM.

All the best and thanks again,

MartinO