Release Communications

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Release Communications

Release Heads Up and Other Messages

[release] n.nn.n open for merging

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org at the beginning of each release cycle when branches/release opens for commits:

The master branch is open for merging all stable changes from develop, including bug fixes and major upgrades to existing libraries. Breaking changes should be coordinated via the mailing list with the developers of the other libraries affected. New libraries may be added, but require permission of a release manager.

In other words, merging does not require permission from a release manager, except for new libraries.

Boost Calendar with the release schedule: http://www.boost.org/development/index.html

Release schedule explanation: https://github.com/boostorg/boost/wiki/Release-Schedule

Release practices for developers: http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/ImprovingPractices

-- The Boost Release Team

These are the boilerplate messages that are posted to the Boost developers list as various deadlines loom and/or arrive. They are listed in chronological order from the start of a new release cycle.

[release] n.nn.n deadline for new libraries approaching

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org one week before branches/release closes for new libraries:

One week from today master will closed for new libraries and breaking changes.

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

[release] n.nn.n closed for new libraries and breaking changes

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org

The master branch is now closed for new libraries and breaking changes, and will be closing for major changes in a week and closed for the beta in two weeks.

Also, if you're ready, you can also add your libraries' changes to the release notes at:

<https://github.com/boostorg/website/blob/master/feed/history/boost_n_nn_n.qbk>

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

[release] n.nn.n closed for major changes

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org

The master branch is now closed for major changes and will be closed for the beta in a week.

Also, you can also add your libraries' changes to the release notes at:

<https://github.com/boostorg/website/blob/master/feed/history/boost_n_nn_n.qbk>

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

[release] n.nn.n closed for Beta

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org

The master branch is now closed for all changes except by permission for the Beta release.

Also, remember to add your libraries' changes to the release notes at:

<https://github.com/boostorg/website/blob/master/feed/history/boost_n_nn_n.qbk>

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

[release] Boost n.nn.n Beta n

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org, boost-users@lists.boost.org

Boost release n.nn.n beta n is now available at:

<https://dl.bintray.com/boostorg/beta/n.nn.n.beta.n/source/>

The SHA256 checksums are as follows:

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.7z 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.tar.bz2 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.tar.gz 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.zip

For details of what's in the release, see <http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_n_nn_n.html>.

Please download the beta, give it a try, and report any problems you encounter.

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

[release] n.nn.n post-beta merges

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org

The master branch is is now open for post-beta merges, but only as described in the Post-Beta Merge Policy. See <https://github.com/boostorg/boost/wiki/Release-Beta-Merge-Policy>

[release] Boost n.nn.n Release Candidate N

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org

The release candidates for the n.nn.n release are now available at:

<https://dl.bintray.com/boostorg/release/n.nn.n/source/>

The SHA256 checksums are as follows:

0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.7z 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.tar.bz2 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.tar.gz 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 boost_n_nn_n_rcx.zip

As always, the release managers would appreciate it if you download the candidate of your choice and give building it a try. Please report both success and failure, and anything else that is noteworthy.

[release] Boost n.nn.n

To be posted to boost@lists.boost.org, boost-users@lists.boost.org, boost-announce@lists.boost.org

Release n.nn.n of the Boost C++ Libraries is now available.

These open-source libraries work well with the C++ Standard Library, and are usable across a broad spectrum of applications. The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.

This release contains N new libraries and numerous enhancements and bug fixes for existing libraries.

For details, including download links, see <http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_n.nn.n>

You can also download directly from: <https://dl.bintray.com/boostorg/release/n.nn.n/>

To install this release on your system, see <http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/release/more/getting_started/index.html>

Thanks to everyone who participated in this release.

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

Vladimir Prus, Marshall Clow, Eric Niebler, Daniel James, Beman Dawes

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