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Re: What for 0.5?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: What for 0.5?
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:44:32 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> I think we should aim for a 0.5 release within 2 to 4 weeks.  So, what
> do we put in there?
> We already have nice things:
>   • Better patch handling.
>   • MIPS/N32 port.
>   • Monads, and other API improvements.
> In addition, I think we should:
>   • Switch to GCC 4.8 as the default compiler, and thus rebuild the
>     bootstrap binaries; optionally, arrange so that those bootstrap
>     binaries are the fixed point.
>   • Merge the ‘loongson’ branch in ‘core-updates’.
>   • Come up with a new VM demo image, with a better (gnu system) API,
>     and using a new dmd release (more on that later).
>   • More packages, ideally in the GUI/desktop area (you can help! :-)).
> What do you think?  Anything else?

I think we now have most of what we wanted, so it’s now reasonable to
aim for a release within 1 week.  I’ll spend most of that time on the VM
image, and looking at open bugs.  Help welcome!


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