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

Eric Christopher via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 12 13:54:18 PST 2016

Sounds like something good to put in, could you make a patch for the
release notes?


On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 1:41 PM Chih-hung Hsieh via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> About emutls mode, maybe the release note can mention the new
> flag -femulated-tls?
> I have a short description in UsersManual.rst,
> http://reviews.llvm.org/D10524#11beea47.
> Thanks.
> On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Richard Smith <richard at metafoo.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:16 PM, Hans Wennborg via cfe-dev <
>> cfe-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?
>> Neither coroutines nor concepts are sufficiently far progressed to be
>> worth mentioning. However, we have implemented
>> http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2014/n3922.html in
>> 3.8, which is a backwards-incompatible semantics change and should
>> definitely be noted.
>>> - 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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