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From "Chen, Ciyong" <ciyong.c...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [Announce] Upcoming Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.8.0 release
Date Wed, 23 Sep 2020 05:27:39 GMT
Hi Sam,

There're two another PRs missed in v1.x branch, which are numpy related fix. 
https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18653
https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18700

As there're lots of numpy bug fix PRs only existed in master branch at that time, while backport
all of them would introduce dramatically code change at the last minutes before rc0 of v1.7,
so only partial of important bug fixes were cherry-picked to v1.7.
Assume we still don't need all the numpy things in v1.8, so it would be great if we can finalize
the numpy features or bug fixes that are needed.

-Ciyong

-----Original Message-----
From: Marco de Abreu <marco.g.abreu@gmail.com> 
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:53 PM
To: dev@mxnet.apache.org
Subject: Re: [Announce] Upcoming Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.8.0 release

Thanks Sam! Do we have an automated method to ensure all prs are present in the appropriate
branches? Maybe compare the underlying commits of prs or the content.

-Marco

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 07:22 Skalicky, Sam <sskalic@amazon.com.invalid>
wrote:

> Hi MXNet Community,
>
> As we move forward on the plan for v1.8 I wanted to update you on the 
> progress. Yesterday (Sept 18th) was the code/feature freeze and we cut 
> the v1.8.x branch today [1]. We will start testing the release branch. 
> Heads up, we’re planning to have the vote from Sept 26th – Oct 3rd 
> [2], please set aside some time to help evaluate the release candidate 
> and vote. Ive created a PR on v1.x to update the version to 1.9 [3] 
> for those knowledgeable on particular areas (website, examples, 
> language bindings,
> etc.) please review and point out any other files that need updated.
>
> We have also noticed that a few PRs that were backported from master 
> to v1.7.x branch for the v1.7.0 release were not also backported to 
> the v1.x branch. So currently they are missing and wont be in the v1.8.0 release.
> This is a problem for backwards compatibility, and will reintroduce 
> any bugs that were fixed in 1.7 back in 1.8. Here are a few we’ve found so far:
> [4-7]. We would greatly appreciate the community’s help in finding and 
> backporting any missing PRs to the v1.x and now v1.8.x branches. If 
> you backported (or reviewed/approved/merged) a PR from master to 
> v1.7.x please double check that it was also backported to v1.x. If 
> not, please reply to this thread with the PR to let us know and help us backport these
PRs.
>
> Thanks!
> Sam
>
> [1] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/tree/v1.8.x
> [2]
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/1.8.0+Release+Plan+a
> nd+Status [3] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/19196
>
> [4] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18649
> [5] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18220
> [6] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18261
> [7] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/18482
>
> From: "Skalicky, Sam" <sskalic@amazon.com>
> Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:56 AM
> To: "dev@mxnet.apache.org" <dev@mxnet.apache.org>
> Subject: [Announce] Upcoming Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.8.0 release
>
> Hi MXNet Community,
>
> Thanks to Ciyong and the Intel folks the 1.7.0 release of MXNet has 
> completed! We’ve been tracking the subsequent 1.8.0 release here [1] 
> for a couple months now. Our next milestone is feature/code freeze on 
> September 18th. If you are planning to include any other features into 
> the release, please let us know ASAP on the GitHub issue [1].
>
> Thanks!
> Sam
>
> [1] https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/issues/18800
>
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