Yes, sure! We start "now" on
RC2 and (for the last time ever :) we still have a two week window for
RC2 so all input for RC2 is due Feb. 3. But, please, everyone, do not wait
until Feb. 3rd to submit ... you can always contribute something soon,
and then contribute again before Feb. 3rd if you find you need to.
Technically, for anyone doing a 'minor'
release in Mars.2 (or, a new project) you should have already had "the
new stuff" in RC1, though bug fixes certainly still OK. If anything
deviates from that please read the rules in the "plan" for what
the rules are and the exception process.
Bob Brodt <bbrodt@xxxxxxxxxx> To:
Cross project issues
01/22/2016 08:42 AM Subject:
Mars.2 RC1 warm-up is complete - aggregation jobs re-enabled Sent by:
I would like to get a new service release for BPMN2 Modeler
into Mars RC2. Does this mean there is still time for another RC2 build?
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 11:22 PM, David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote: I am announcing this a bit early because
part of the weather forecast for central North Carolina on Friday is "freezing
rain" which often leads to power outages. While I do have a few hours
of emergency backup power (and a back up internet connection) I just do
not want to have to worry about getting this announcement out later today.
It is, after all, an historic announcement! (Tangent below.)
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I suspect everyone knows this is considered a "warm-up" RC, not
a true candidate for release. That partially means it has not been tested
as much and partially that there are still "known fixes" to go
into some project's builds. But, from here on (for RC2, 3 and 4) please
make each of them as solid as possible and a true candidate for release.
(i.e. don't plan on waiting until RC4 to put in some big fix ... after
all, there might be another ice storm somewhere by then and we'll have
to release RC3! :) Very unlikely to happen, but that should
be our attitude.
As with past "warm-up" RCs, we do not publish the EPP packages
to the downloads page (on developers-index tab), but if you do want to
test one, you can get it directly from EPP's build archives:
This is our last warm-up RC build -- forever! For Neon update releases
we are not planning to have warm-up RCs but going straight to RCs with
only one week in between. We will still have 4 RCs, though.
This is partially because we are having 3 update releases during the year,
instead of 2, so the schedule is a little compressed.
But, even more so, it is because the vast majority of you Eclipse projects
are really getting good at this and there seems to be no need for a warm-up
any longer. We say "go" you put out a release. Job well done!