(Second note, with
one clarification, in italics.)
Thus begins the beginning of the end.
(and, since at least one person asked me about it :) I should have given
a link to our endgame
 plan -- I can understand how that those who do not follow our day-to-day
grind would not "get" my little play on words.
Apologies for the delay in renaming and promoting, but these are the same
bits that were available in Wednesday's M-build (M20150114-1500) and purely
my distractions that caused the delay.
This first RC is a "warm up" RC, meaning it has not been tested
as much as subsequent ones will be, and there are known bugs still planned
to be fixed for SR2. But, it gives a good opportunity for us and the rest
of the "release train" to begin our final integration (aggregation)
for SR2 to make sure nothing has grown apart. (The rest of "train"
will be available in one week, on January 23).
This is a good build to verify bugs that were fixed between SR1 and "now",
to confirm we fixed what we think we did.
But, we do advice adopters to focus on "acceptance testing" beginning
with RC2 (assuming there are limited resources, since some tests might
have to be repeated in subsequent RCs).