[8.0.0 Release] Release schedule

Hello everyone,

I know 7.0.1 isn't out the door yet, and 8.0.0 isn't due for a while,
so relax :slight_smile: But I would like to get the schedule decided before folks
disappear over the holidays.

According to the usual schedule, the branch would be created two weeks
into January, with the goal of shipping early March, so this is my
proposal:

- 16 January 2019: Create the 8.0.0 branch, RC1 tagged soon after.

- 6 February, RC2 tag.

- 27 February, Final tag, release shipping a few days after.

What do you think, especially release testers?

For the 6.0.0 release, the branch was created earlier in January after
a request from the community. This time I haven't heard anything, but
please let me know if a different schedule would be better for you.

Ideally I'd like to finalize and post the schedule by the end of the week.

Thanks,
Hans

A quick question the Linux kernel recently added goto ask which isn’t supported by clang 7 as far as I can tell.

Is there any work being done to implement these features or any suggestion to work around those gnu extensions?

Best,
Owen

Hi Owen,

See https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/6 and
http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/llvm-dev/2018-October/127239.html and
https://reviews.llvm.org/D53765

Further discussion about asm goto would probably be best done on a new
thread (or even better, in response to the existing RFC thread).

Best,

Alex

Hi Hans,

Hello everyone,

I know 7.0.1 isn't out the door yet, and 8.0.0 isn't due for a while,
so relax :slight_smile: But I would like to get the schedule decided before folks
disappear over the holidays.

According to the usual schedule, the branch would be created two weeks
into January, with the goal of shipping early March, so this is my
proposal:

- 16 January 2019: Create the 8.0.0 branch, RC1 tagged soon after.

- 6 February, RC2 tag.

- 27 February, Final tag, release shipping a few days after.

What do you think, especially release testers?

From an ARM/AArch64 release testing point of view this schedule sounds

good to me.

Thanks,
Yvan

Hello everyone,

I know 7.0.1 isn't out the door yet, and 8.0.0 isn't due for a while,
so relax :slight_smile: But I would like to get the schedule decided before folks
disappear over the holidays.

According to the usual schedule, the branch would be created two weeks
into January, with the goal of shipping early March, so this is my
proposal:

- 16 January 2019: Create the 8.0.0 branch, RC1 tagged soon after.

- 6 February, RC2 tag.

- 27 February, Final tag, release shipping a few days after.

What do you think, especially release testers?

From NetBSD point of view Jan 16th is good. Earlier date would be nervous.

Thanks everyone! I've posted the schedule on the web page.