9.4 release planning (& GHCJS merge process)

Hécate hecate at glitchbra.in
Thu Feb 24 16:56:30 UTC 2022

Hi Ben, this is really helpful for me and other commercial users.

Thank you very much for clarifying this. :)


Le 24/02/2022 à 17:44, Ben Gamari a écrit :
> Hécate <hecate at glitchbra.in> writes:
>> Following a private discussion where many historical things and
>> processes have been described to me, I'd like to amend my previous
>> email, as Matt & his team are indeed not the correct recipients of some
>> of my questions.
>> The details pertaining to a possible "official" LTS release will be
>> addressed to those in charge of this kind of decision.
> Indeed, while we've been quiet the stability working group has been
> discussing proposals for adjusting the release cycle to realize the
> promise of predictability that GHC has been trying to deliver in the
> past.
> Currently Chris Dornan and I are working on one such proposal, which
> suggests keeping the six-month release cadence but adopting a tick-tock
> cycle, we will commit to backporting to every other release for up to
> two years. The hope is that this will clearly communicate to commercial
> users desiring stability which releases they should adopt, while
> preserving the fast release cadence that ensures that new features can
> end up in users' hands quickly.
> If anyone is interested in participating in these discussions, please do
> be in touch. Otherwise, do expect to see a proposal before the HF Tech
> Track in the next few weeks.
> Cheers,
> - Ben

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