[LLVMdev] 1.7 Release Process

Tanya Lattner tonic at nondot.org
Tue Apr 11 10:47:39 PDT 2006


Its been over 6 months since the last LLVM release, and there have been a huge 
number of improvements in LLVM CVS. Chris asked me to fill the role of release 
manager, and would like to get the release out the door in the next couple 

The target release date for 1.7 is April 20th. We would appreciate help from 
anyone who is available. The process will be as follows:

1) All platform maintainers should review the nightly tester results. 
Please XFAIL any dejagnu tests that are currently failing, fix any 
warnings, and review the results of the full llvm test suite. If a test 
failure is determined to be something that needs to be fixed before the 
release, please fix it or file a bugzilla bug, and set the target to 1.7. 
This work should be completed by April 12th. Please email the list once 
you have finished.

2) CVS will be tagged on April 12th, and the prerelease tarballs will be 
placed online to be used for testing. I will send email once they are 

3) All testing needs to be completed by April 18th. The testing process 
includes following the steps in the Getting Started Guide to build llvm 
and llvmgcc, running the regression tests, and the full llvm test suite. 
You should compare the results to the nightly testers output and report 
any anomalties. Additionally, if the Getting Started Guide is not clear or 
missing information, please update it. I will send these details again 
when I post the announcement regarding downloading the prerelease for 

4) All documentation needs to be updated by April 18th. Please review as 
many of the documents as you can.

5) Chris will send out his release notes/status update for review. This
should be reviewed and finished by April 18th as well.

6) The release will be posted on our website on April 20th and the website 
will be modified to display the correct release numbers. Additionally, we 
are looking for volunteers to submit release announcements to various 
technical news organizations to help spread the word (i.e. osnews, 
slashdot, etc.) Lastly, if anyone is interested in writing an article 
highlighting some feature of LLVM 1.7, please let us know.

Tanya Lattner

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