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Re: Release on April 18th?

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Release on April 18th?
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2021 14:27:04 -0500

On Fri, Mar 05, 2021 at 03:31:22PM +0100, Andreas Enge wrote:
> it would be nice if core-updates could be part of the release. I have
> been waiting for gmp, mpfr and mpc to appear in master. In particular
> mpfr-4.1.0 has been released in July 2020, and I have updated it in
> core-updates in the same month. Even with a release in April, that makes
> 9 months! Otherwise, we would end very far off the 6 months suggested in
> doc/contributing.texi.
> If I read the git history correctly, we have merged core-updates for the
> last time in May 2020. Shocking numbers. Hopefully the recent progress
> in continuous integration will help us reach our goal of more frequent
> merging again.

I agree, it's a long time without core-updates. Guix could complete
core-updates in time for April 18, at least for x86_64, if many people
work on it.

Simon, is there a reason you chose April 18 for the release? Or could we
choose a later date?

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