[llvm-dev] [3.8 Release] Please write release notes!

Chris Bieneman via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 12 12:22:38 PST 2016


It might be worth putting a mention in the clang release notes about autoconf being deprecated. I’ve attached a patch.

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> On Feb 11, 2016, at 4:16 PM, Hans Wennborg via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> Dear lots of people,
> The first comments on the 3.7 release expressed surprise that there
> were no changes to the X86 or ARM targets. There had of course been a
> lot of hard work and many changes, but none of it was mentioned in the
> release notes.
> Please help make the release notes more comprehensive this time. The
> notes are of course not as important as the actual code, but they do
> get read, and they are a good way of telling users about all the hard
> work you have done in the past six months.
> If you made any changes in the 3.8 time span that might be worth
> mentioning, please add them to the release notes --- it does not have
> to be big-ticket items. If you saw someone else commit something
> interesting, prod them to write a note about it.
> The 3.8-rc2 notes can be seen at [1]. To add something, commit it
> directly to the branch, or if you prefer, send me a patch or even just
> an email with some text. I would be very happy if we can get these
> into good shape by the beginning of next week.
> Some things that might be worth mentioning, in no particular order:
> (based partially on Alex Bradbury's LLVM Weekly; thanks!)
> - Intel, ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, SPARC, Hexagon, ..., target maintainers,
> please write something about your target.
> - Eric: should the new C API Changes part of the developer policy be
> pointed out? Maybe in relation to where we mention changes to the C
> API?
> - David: can you write something about the new IR for exception
> handling? Maybe just point into the ExceptionHandling doc?
> - Alex L: I've seen a lot of MIR patches but don't know the status.
> Anything to mention in the release notes?
> - Dylan: should we mention the new AVR target, or is it too early?
> - Richard: anything on the C++ front? What's the status on coroutines?
> - Jonathan and other OpenMP folks: it's no longer behind a flag; would
> be great to get some notes on this.
> - Artem: there's been a bunch of CUDA patches. Anything that should be
> mentioned in the release notes?
> - Jordan & Anna: any new checkers that should be mentioned?
> - Chih-Hung: should the notes mention the emutls-style TLS model?
> - Lang: you did a lot of work on the Kalidoscope tutorial. Maybe we
> should mention that?
> .. tell me what I missed :-)
> Thanks,
> Hans
> [1]. http://llvm.org/pre-releases/3.8.0/#rc2.
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