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Re: Upcoming 0.26.0, please review release notes

From: David Chisnall
Subject: Re: Upcoming 0.26.0, please review release notes
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:32:14 +0000

On 12 Dec 2017, at 16:54, Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 12 Dec 2017, at 16:34, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I had a short look at your pull request and in my opinion it is too complex 
>> to be merged directly before a release with out proper testing on a lot of 
>> different machines. We should make a release without it and merge directly 
>> after that and with a few months of general testing a new release should be 
>> done.
> That's my impression also, but I've only had a chance to take a very, very 
> quick skim through part of the changes.
> I'll try to look through more thoroughly tomorrow.

I have submitted PR19, which cleans up the layering between libobjc2 and -base 
for reference counting.  This is now passing all of the tests in Travis and, 
for me, works with both libobjc2 trunk and the weakref branch (which improves a 
bunch of ARC stuff and which I’d like to push to master soon).

While doing this, I realised that the last release of libobjc2 was over two 
years ago and there have been a *lot* of improvements since then[1].  It would 
be good to push a new libobjc2 release out over Christmas, but getting all of 
the ARC improvements in there requires PR19 being merged to -base (and a -base 


[1] Current draft release notes:

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