[Bioperl-l] For the 1.6 release...

Scott Cain cain.cshl at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 14:27:46 EST 2008

Hi Chris,

Count me as one who is rushing to get newish code ready.  I hope to
have Bio::DB::SeqFeature::Store::DBI::Pg ready to go by tomorrow.


On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 1:47 PM, Chris Fields <cjfields at illinois.edu> wrote:
> All,
> Just to note for anyone not subscribed to the dev list, I haven't created a
> branch or tagged anything for 1.6 yet, but will probably do so in the next
> week.
> We are seeing some very promising code from new devs.  However, we don't
> want subtle bugs sneaking in with rushed code at the last minute.  This
> means:
> 1) Any new modules and functionality trying to make it into the initial 1.6
> release at the last minute still need to pass *all* tests, not just the ones
> in a particular test file.
> 2) Be prepared to ->support<- your code/modules (and it's current design,
> flowers/warts and all).  This code will go out to a LOT of users.  As noted
> previously, API changes that break code or tests will NOT be allowed in this
> release series.  If you think there is a design flaw: take a deep breath.
>  There is no need to rush.  See #3 below.
> 3) We intend on having regular point releases (about every 3-4 months) for
> bug fixes and some added functionality (as long as it does not change the
> API and can be supported).  If your module's or code's API is in a state
> that may change, please consider waiting until a later point release.
> 1.6 has been a long time coming.  We made the point early on for this
> release that the focus was primarily to be on bug fixes; enhancements would
> only be included if they come with and can pass all new and current tests.
> chris
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Scott Cain, Ph. D.                                   scott at scottcain dot net
GMOD Coordinator (http://gmod.org/)                     216-392-3087
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

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