2009/6/25 Nikodemus Siivola <nikodemus@...>:
> I also plan announce the freeze on sbcl-announce in the hopes of
> getting more testers during the freeze-week.
I've been thinking more about this. If there are no objections:
* When freeze starts, stick .rc1 at the end of version.lisp-expr. Make
a source tarball out of that and put it up on the release area.
* In the freeze announcement, ask for "no regressions here" messages
in addition to problem reports. Promise the massive boon of being
listed as a "release tester" in NEWS for the brave souls who do this.
Also include a download link to the release candidate in the freeze
* If/when commits are made during the freeze, increment the rcN
counter instead of the tertiary version number. Depending on the
testing and nature of fixes reports, possibly announce a new .rcN
version along with a new source tarball on the lists (no need to
announce all of them, I think.)
How does this sound?