[Bioperl-l] release candidate 4 (hopefully the last!), release information

Jason Stajich jason.stajich at duke.edu
Sat Oct 8 20:02:36 EDT 2005

Several bug fixes went in last week so I've made what I hope to be  
the last release candidate before 1.5.1 goes out.  Brian and I have  
been in the process of updating the module documentation so that the  
bug-info email points to the bugzilla page only.  It is boring and  
tedious so we've not really done all of them yet, but I don't see  
this as a showstopper for a developer release.

Files are here:




I have put a tag in on CVS called bioperl-release-1-5-1-rc4  in  
bioperl-live, bioperl-run-release-1-5-1-rc4 in bioperl-run, bioperl- 
ext-release-1-5-1-rc4 bioperl-ext.  If you make any changes that  
should go in 1.5.1 you will let us know and we will need to make a  
branch and apply the changes to the branch only.  I will only make  
the release from the branch now.

This will not be the branch for 1.6 but I expect we need to discuss a  
plan for that.  Still positions available for a release master/  
pumpking for the 1.6 release.  I want 1.6 to go out in Q1 2006, but  
willing to hear debate on the topic.

Please also have a look at the Changes file, if there is something  
missing, add it!

Hilmar, I want to make a bioperl-db release, is this from the HEAD or  
is there a branch?  If you want to make the release files please do,  
otherwise let me know which tags it should have (and if you are ready).

In terms of version number, I don't care too much if it is 1.5.1 or  
something else.  We just need to document it on a website/FAQ.  I  
guess I would lean towards not calling it 1.5.1 but I don't care that  

I will plan to make the release on Thursday or Friday of this week  
(13-Oct or 14-Oct) if there are no holdups.

Jason Stajich
Duke University

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