[Rd] ****R 2.6.0**** scheduled for October 3

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 22:49:31 +0200

D'oh! There's always one more item to update....

Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> This is to announce that we plan to release R version 2.6.0 on Wednesday
> October 3, 2007. The following information is mainly for developers,
> package maintainers and repository maintainers.
>
> The planned procedure is
>
> Sep 5: "Grand Feature" Freeze 2.6.0 alpha
> Sep 19: Feature Freeze 2.6.0 beta
> Sep 26: Code Freeze 2.6.0 RC
> Oct 3: Release 2.6.0
>
> GFF: No major restructuring past this point
> FF: Feature set complete, only bugfixing from now on
> CF: Only critical bugfixes and platform build issues
>
> Maintainers of recommended packages should notice that as they become
> part of the final R tarball, we expect them to follow a similar freeze
> pattern (and beware of potential CRAN delays, so please do not cut it
> too close to the deadlines).
>
> Notice that the main structural discontinuities occurs at GFF:
>
> The SVN repository is affected as follows
> The trunk version is set to "2.7.0 Under development (unstable)".
> A new branch, R-2-7-branch is created.
>
> This also implies new version numbers for "r-devel" and
> "r-release-branch", in the sense of
>
> http://developer.r-project.org/SVNtips.html
>
> Also, "r-release-branch" needs to have its tag updated.
>
> Repository maintainers may need to revise directory structures
> accordingly.
>
> "R 2.5.1 Patched" will be closed to further development at GFF (as all
> the release branches, it can be reopened if the need arises, we just
> don't anticipate such a need.)
>
> The source alpha/beta/RC tarballs will be made available daily
> (barring build troubles) by a cron job running at 4AM CET, and the
> tarballs can be picked up at
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/base-prerelease/
>
> a little later.
>
> The various freeze points are marked by changes to the VERSION file
> this is also done automatically by a cron job which runs just after
> midnight on the relevant days.
>
>

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