[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor 1.5 release schedule

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Tue Sep 14 18:25:35 CEST 2004

Hello all ...

The release schedule for 1.5 has been finalized.

Oct 4 (Mon):  The R-2.0 release occurs today.  For BioC package, a
   feature freeze will be implemented, which means that no new packages will
   be added to the release roster, no new features are to be added
   to existing packages and there are to be no API changes to existing
   packages.  Documentation should be cleaned up in this phase (if
   not already done).

Oct 13 (Weds): There will be a general code freeze.  If bugs or other
   serious problems arise they should be fixed, but otherwise your 
   package should ideally be finalized by this date.  This is not 
   intended as a float period to wrap up your work, rather a buffer 
   zone in case major issues appear.

Oct 20 (Weds): A final freeze is instituted.  Only *major* changes will
   be fixed at this point (where "major" is defined by the release team
   and not the package maintainers).  At this point the release
   repositories will start being constructed and tested.

Oct 25 (Mon): BioC 1.5 Release

If you have any questions, as always fire them my way.


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