[cfe-dev] [Announcement] 3.3 Release Planning!
Andrew C. Morrow
andrew.c.morrow at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 09:48:57 PDT 2013
It is very exciting to see experimental Windows support listed for 3.3.
Is there documentation somewhere that tracks what works and what doesn't in
this configuration, particularly for C++?. Otherwise it is difficult for
those not actively involved in developing Windows support to know what to
expect when experimenting.
On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:05 PM, Bill Wendling <wendling at apple.com> wrote:
> Happy April!
> [Contrary to the day, this is not an April Fool's joke. ;-)]
> It has been several months since the release of Clang 3.2. Now is the time
> to start thinking about the next release! The (very) tentative schedule is
> testing in May and a release in June.
> *What This Means For You*
> Now is the time to start thinking about which features you are currently
> working on and getting them wrapped up. As usual, we will be cutting our
> branch near the beginning of May. At that point, all new features should be
> mostly complete. Any patches accepted after we branch must be only of a
> clean-up or bug fix nature.
> *Supported Platforms & A Call For Testers*
> This is also the time to start thinking about which platforms we want to
> support. We currently support the following platforms:
> • MacOS X (x86)
> • Linux (Ubuntu - x86)
> • FreeBSD (x86)
> • Windows (experimentally)
> We would like to support ARM again. Also, there has been significant
> improvements on other platforms. The only thing keeping us from releasing
> binaries for non-Intel platforms is a phalanx of testers for those
> platforms. The more testers we have, the better.
> Because LLVM is an open source project, we rely upon the community
> members' copious spare time to help us push the release out. Not only do we
> need testers for new platforms, we also need testers for platforms we
> currently support. Please email me directly if you are interested in
> becoming a tester.
> What does it take to be a tester? I'm glad you asked! You are volunteering
> your time and resources to test each release candidate. You are given a
> week to compile the release candidate in a bootstrap build (a script is
> provided). You then have to run the regression tests and the full test
> suite, and compare the results from the test suite run to those of the
> previous release. Any regressions need to be reported as quickly as
> possible so that people can fix them. You then send the binaries to me so
> that I can post them for external developers. Rinse. Repeat.
> There are normally two rounds of testing. If something major comes up
> during the second round of testing, we will need a third round. But we try
> to avoid that as much as possible.
> The last step is to package up the binaries so that they can be uploaded
> to the llvm.org website.
> And that's it!
> As May approaches, I'll send out a more solidified schedule for the
> release. I'll also begin warning people of the impending
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