[Rd] R 1.5.0 scheduled for April 29th, feature freeze April 8

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
07 Mar 2002 14:18:06 +0100

The core team has decided to release R 1.5.0 on April 29th. Somewhat
earlier than maybe expected, but we realized that we needed a
phase-shift away from our usual cycle with main releases in June and
December since it was placing feature freezes just when several
members were in a creative phase due to end of teaching.

The roadmap is as follows

April 8 feature freeze on r-base
April 15 code freeze on r-base, feature freeze on recommended packages
April 22 code freeze on recommended packages, final round of platform testing

("code freeze" in the sense that only clear and critical bugs will get

If you maintain R packages (on CRAN or otherwise), it would be a good
idea to track the development version (via rsync or the daily
snapshots) and see if anything needs changing. No changes affecting
packages are expected after April 15.

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