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From Luc Maisonobe <...@spaceroots.org>
Subject Re: [math] releasing 3.6
Date Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:09:46 GMT
Le 29/12/2015 20:48, Phil Steitz a écrit :
> 
> 
>> On Dec 29, 2015, at 11:39 AM, Luc Maisonobe <luc@spaceroots.org>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> A few weeks ago, I proposed to release 3.6. There were two points I
>> wanted to address before that, both related to ODE. These points
>> are now completed: the Adams methods stability issues have been
>> fixed, and a bunch a field-based integrators are available.
>> 
>> There are 3 issues in JIRA that are tagged for 3.6:
>> 
>> - MATH-1281 "Median" should not extend "Percentile" - MATH-1285
>> Description API ZipfDistribution - MATH-1308 Deprecate and remove
>> "AbstractRandomGenerator"
>> 
>> MATH-1281 could probably not be solved in 3.6 (or in any 3.X), so I
>> suggest to simply retag it for 4.0 only.
>> 
>> MATH-1285 seems complete to me, so I suggest to resolve it.
>> 
>> MATH-1308 is more 4.0-oriented and subject to experimentation. As
>> we can do what we want in 4.0, it seems possible to *not* deprecate
>> the class in 3.6, even if it completely disappears in 4.0
>> (furthermore as users probably are more concerned with the upper
>> RandomGenerator interface or the lower specific implementations
>> than with the intermedaite abstract class).
>> 
>> If you agree with this, I could cut an RC as soon as tomorrow, 
>> targeting a release for 2016-01-01 (so I would also change the 
>> copyright years throughout the library).
>> 
>> What do you think?
> 
> +1 to issue comments.
> 
> I am working on 2 other things that I would like to get into 3.6 if
> possible.
> 
> 1. Fix javadoc to allow Java 8 build.
> 
> 2. Implement efficient 2-sample small sample exact KS.  I have found
> a reference and started work on this.  The current default impl uses
> Monte Carlo for relatively small samples and the convergence is poor,
> leading to dubious results. I would really like to fix this.
> 
> How about giving me until Friday before RCs start?  If I don't finish
> neither is a blocker for 3.6.  Thanks for pushing this along.

Sure. I'll wait until Friday.

best regards,
Luc

> 
> Phil
>> 
>> best regards, Luc
>> 
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