[Bioc-devel] RELEASE_3_16 branch freeze at 12 pm EDT today.

Kern, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Mon Apr 10 14:09:41 CEST 2023

Dear Maintainers,

Please keep in mind that we are on schedule for our release as given in


Today (April 10th 2023) at 12 pm EDT, I will freeze the commits to the RELEASE_3_16 branch in Bioconductor. This is for all packages.

After 12 pm today, you will not be able to push to the RELEASE_3_16 branch. I will send an email post freeze as well.

As clarification,  you will still be able to commit to the devel branch and in two weeks when we officially release the core team will create a RELEASE_3_17 branch for all packages (Do NOT try to create this branch yourself on the git.bioconductor.org server).

This permanent freeze only relates to the current release 3.16 branch; which will be frozen and not allow changes ever including hot fixes/bug fixes. This is so we can prep our build machines for the next release/devel cycle.


Lori Shepherd - Kern

Bioconductor Core Team

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Elm & Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263

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