As usual when we try to get out a new release, dev activity seems to increase as people try to get their favorite projects/features/changes into the release, while certain release-blocking stuff lacks the attention it should get.
However, in order to get the release out within reasonable time (that is, before Ragnarök
), we/I have to draw the line somewhere, and I think we're at this point with 0.4.10 now. After all, this release has been supposed to be a "quick" one, with the main focus on the Python3 migration, which has been done for quite some time already.
The problem are the still open release-blocking issues and PRs
. We're down to three items on that list as of the time of this post, and most of those should be able to be resolved/merged within the next week. I ask all active devs/contributors to focus their efforts on these, set aside other things which are not of equal importance for the 0.4.10 release, and refrain from merging stuff that's not related to address release-blocking issues.
If possible, I want to go ahead with the creation of the release branch coming Sunday, May 24th
. However, that at least requires that only a very few (one or two) of the release blocking issues/PRs remain, preferably of course would be if all could be finished/resolved. So, please, everyone, help to achieve this, I really want to get on with the release process.