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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [Math] Toward releasing 3.0 ?
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:29:24 GMT
Le 26/01/2012 15:39, Gilles Sadowski a écrit :
> Hello.
>>> It thus becomes urgent to tackle the remaining blocking issues.
>>> Can we please make a list of those, and of all practical matters that
>>> prevent the preparation of the release?
>>> Thanks and best regards,
>>> Gilles
>> As far as I'm concerned, I have been concentrating recently on
>> MATH-677 and MATH-722. However, both issues are non-blocking, because
>> I don't foresee any interface change now (regarding MATH-677, exposing
>> the complex roots would just be a feature addition, as it is a private
>> class right now). MATH-722 would merely be a bug correction.
> It was my impression that an identified bug is a blocking issue.
> Is it difficult to solve? If so, maybe that we can postpone it, and add a
> warning in the release notes (?).
>> There is one thing I would like to reshape a little bit : that's the
>> interface for IterativeLinearSolvers, which I found (after having used
>> it) poorly designed. As this is blocking, maybe I should concentrate
>> on this issue right now ?
> This, in my opinion, is not blocking. Maybe the design must be improved (as
> your own usage has shown already, it seems) but it could be done in 4.0.
> This design issue should not delay the release of 3.0.


> Of course, you can do whatever changes you think would be for the better.
> :-)
>> Otherwise, I'm available for anything that would take us nearer to
>> releasing 3.0 (how exciting! First release since I joined!).
> Same for me (first _major_ release).

I agree we should release now, sorry for the very long delay.

> Those who know what must be done, could you please post here some pointers
> to a document that decribe the currently recommended and necessary steps for
> preparing a release?

If you plane to use Nexus, here are some guidelines, mainly written by
Sebb if I remember well: <>.

> Thanks,
> Gilles
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