[cfe-dev] [3.9 Release] Please write release notes!

Chris Bieneman via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Aug 3 11:35:27 PDT 2016


> On Aug 2, 2016, at 4:46 PM, Hans Wennborg <hans at chromium.org> wrote:
> 
> Dear everyone,
> 
> It's time for the release notes nagging email.
> 
> We have release notes for LLVM, Clang, clang-tools-extra, lld, and
> Polly. (If there are more, please let me know.)
> 
> Most of these are pretty empty files; see e.g. the LLVM one at [1].
> The internet does read these notes when we release, so please help
> make them informative!
> 
> If you made any interesting changes during the past six months, or
> know someone who did, please write something for the release notes.
> You can commit them directly to the branch, or send a patch to me and
> I'll happily commit them for you.
> 
> If you feel responsible for a particular target, e.g. X86, ARM, MIPS,
> etc., please help give those release notes some love.
> 
> 
> Here are some examples we might want to mention (thanks LLVM Weekly!).
> If you're cc'd on this email, you're mentioned below.
> 
> - Dmitry, Renato: the Clang notes mention abi_tag. Do we want to
> expand the text here a little? Link to the PR?
> 
> - Teresa, Mehdi: there's a "Introduction of ThinLTO [..] ping
> Mehdi/Teresa before the release if not done" note, so here's the ping
> :-) We should link to the blog post as well.
> 
> - Chris Bieneman, there's a "note about autoconf build having been
> removed". Do you want to expand this? :-)

Updated in r277617. Thanks!
-Chris

> 
> - Danny, George: do you want to add something about MemorySSA?
> 
> - Nico, do you want to mention clang-cl's precompiled header support?
> 
> - James, do you want to mention the removal of the CppBackend?
> 
> - Chris Dewhurst, do you want to mention soft-float SPARC support (and
> potentially other SPARC improvements)?
> 
> - Benjamin, should we mention include-fixer somewhere?
> 
> Many thanks,
> Hans
> 
> 
> [1] http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/branches/release_39/docs/ReleaseNotes.rst?view=markup



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