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[VOTE] osmdroid v6.0.0 release #914
osmdroid has had a ton of new committers and contributors lately, Thank you all so much for your hard work! I feel that we are near ready for a release. It's been a long time since 5.6.5 and we are well past due. That said, osmdroid has never really had an governance processes (that I know of), I figured we should start probably start with v6.0.0's release. It stands now at 88 closed issues for this release.
If you're new to open source governance, it's worth the time to read some of ASF's guidelines for releases, specifically decision making. Normally projects require a majority of the committers to have a +1 vote with no -1 votes.
The best we have for group communication right now is google groups, which hardly anyone uses, so the next best option is to just use a github issue. Since v6.0.0 has significant changes, I'd like to open this one up for the broader community to test and/or provide feedback before we cut the final artifacts. As of this writing, osmdroid has 129 people watching this project and over 1200 stars. That's a 129 people that will get an email regarding this vote. If you don't make your voice heard than there's not much we can do about it.
That said, it would be nice if most recent committers vote an opinion and/or test results. Snapshots are up to date on central. According to github, here's some of the recent contributors
So, when you have time, please comment below with a +1, 0, or -1 with explanation of what the issue is. Since everyone is probably super busy and working on open source is probably not a high priority for many, we'll keep the vote open for 2 weeks, ending on February 16, 2018 00:00 hrs UTC.
There is currently 1 pull request open which may resolve a bug with loading map tiles related to in memory caches. It's a rather large change set and although it may solve some issues, I have some minor concerns that there is a possibility that it may introduce unforeseen issues.
That's said, I'll happily give this a +1 from me.
Yep, +1 as there have been great improvements in the cache management (we can finally go offline for days without the panic of losing our tiles!) and in the UX in general (very smooth zoom and pan), but I think #908 should be incorporated, cause it really seems to fix the hang-on-detach bug, which is a very inconvenient bug!