2. Is the release process clear to you? If not, who (maybe active in the past) can provide some hint?Not really.
I think there was once a page written by Carsten describing the release process, but I can't find it anymore.
I guess we should directly ask Carlsten, then: let's see if he replies here, otherwise we can try to contact him somehow else.
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