R 2.3.0 scheduled for April 24, Grand-Feature freeze is active

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R 2.3.0 scheduled for April 24, Grand-Feature freeze is active

Peter Dalgaard

The release of version 2.3.0 has been scheduled for April 24, 2006.

The first alpha release should be available later today, once I have
reviewed the build scripts.

The detailed release schedule is as follows


March 27:

    Declare start of release process. The build process is assumed to
    be essentially in place at this time.

    There is a "grand feature" freeze (minor tweaks can be applied,
    but no wholesale restructuring or API changes). Notice that
    wrapping a package in a namespace is a grand feature, and so is
    meddling with the event loop.

    Package maintainers should start adapting to any changes in base.

    Start making R-2.3.0-alpha.tar.gz packages automatically available.

April 10:

    Feature freeze, simultaneously on base and recommended packages.
    It is assumed that all recommended packages pass their checks at
    this point. The API should not be touched.

    Start making R-2.3.0-beta.tar.gz packages automatically available.

    NEW:
    The R-2-3-patches SVN branch is created at this point.


April 17:

    Code freeze. Only critical and/or trivial bugs fixed from this
    time onwards. Configure/make should only be touched in
    emergencies.

    NEW:
    Start making R-2.3.0-rc.tar.gz packages automatically available.

April 24:

    Release.

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Peter Dalgaard
Peter Dalgaard <[hidden email]> writes:

> The release of version 2.3.0 has been scheduled for April 24, 2006.
>
> The first alpha release should be available later today, once I have
> reviewed the build scripts.

Done. The first version is now sitting in

  http://biostat.ku.dk/~pd/R-pre

Further preliminary source releases will be made by a cron job at 4:05
(CET) each morning until release, provided the build process completes
without error. Notice that the releases are only MINIMALLY CHECKED, we
rely on your verification to get the remaining bugs out before the
final release.

They will be mirrored fairly quickly at the CRAN master site in
Vienna, but might not percolate to the rest of CRAN before a new
version has been made.

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 (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen   Denmark          Ph:  (+45) 35327918
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