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Re: Releasing 2.20
Re: Releasing 2.20
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:31:10 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Paul <address@hidden> writes:
> On 06/07/2017 04:34 PM, David Kastrup wrote:
>> tomorrow I am leaving for physical therapy.
> Hope it goes well David!
>> So how is it going to end up? Barring objections, I'll probably branch
>> off a stable release branch early next week. I'll have to see what to
>> cherry-pick into this branch as fixes proceed, and possibly what to
>> revert when it is not clear that functionality provided by recent
>> patches/changes can be considered stable in use and interface.
>> I don't think that we should need much more than the 3-week maturing
>> period corresponding to the expected physical therapy duration.
>> The alternative of releasing 2.18.3 since 2.18.2 does not even compile
>> using gcc-7 anymore is something I want to avoid.
>> So I'd rather pitch for a timely release of 2.20. There have been a few
>> critical bugs flagged, however. I'll take a look at them eventually but
>> if someone else has a good idea...
> Sounds good to me. I have a few things I'd like to get into the
> stable release, one way or another, if possible.
> - Some CSS edits for the docs that I started but havent
> finished/submitted for review yet. I'll try to get that done in the
> next few days if I can.
Shouldn't matter a lot regarding stable/unstable but we should get the
bikeshedding finished by release time.
> - Might be worth looking again at issue 3884, either to just go with
> the initial patch for now, or try for one of the other approaches in
> that discussion?
Ugh, looks like another ball I dropped. I'll take to pencil and paper
some time tomorrow.
> - This doesn't really matter, but it might be worth renaming the
> "staffLineLayoutFunction" context property (which is not really about
> staff lines...) to something better, maybe
> "pitchToStaffPositionFunction" or pitchToStaffPositionProcedure"? (It
> takes a pitch and returns an integer indicating a vertical staff
> position. It's used in note-heads-engraver.cc)
Well, discussion needs to have converged really well for changes to
preexisting conventions to get into stable: we don't really want to do
gratuitous changes that might get changed again or do not provide a
definite payback for the hassle.