[7.0.0 Release] Schedule proposal

Hello everyone,

There's plenty of time before the release process starts, but I'd like
to begin the schedule discussion.

For the September release we usually branch mid-July. However, this
year my vacation runs a little later, so a good branch date for me
would be the 1st of August.

Proposal:

- 1 August 2018: Branch; RC1 soon after
- 22 August 2018: RC2; all lose ends should be tied up by now
- 5 September; final tag, release a few days later (don't slip past
first half of September)

What do you think?

I'm particularly keen to hear from those helping to test the release,
and from downstream consumers of the branch.

If the community prefers an earlier branch date, I can take a day off
vacation to set it up but I probably can't help much with bug fixing
and merging before August.

Thanks,
Hans

Proposal:

- 1 August 2018: Branch; RC1 soon after
- 22 August 2018: RC2; all lose ends should be tied up by now
- 5 September; final tag, release a few days later (don't slip past
first half of September)

What do you think?

I'm particularly keen to hear from those helping to test the release,
and from downstream consumers of the branch.

As a downstream consumer, Sony is okay with the proposed schedule.
--paulr

I think you need to get 6.0.1 out the door first....

Yes, I expect that to have happened well before this process starts.

Thanks! I've added the schedule to the website.

- Hans

Hi,

> Proposal:
>
> - 1 August 2018: Branch; RC1 soon after
> - 22 August 2018: RC2; all lose ends should be tied up by now
> - 5 September; final tag, release a few days later (don't slip past
> first half of September)

Does somebody know if the nvptx runtime library will be available
in version 7.0.0 so that I can offload programs to my Nvidia device?
Thank you very much for an answer in advance.

Best regards

Siegmar

The release will contain everything that's in trunk when the branch is created (unless there are some serious problems). So yes, the runtime library for Nvidia device has been committed to the openmp repository and will (probably) be included in 7.0. Be aware though that there are some features missing in both Clang and the runtime libraries, for example reductions don't work at the moment IIRC.

Regards,
Jonas