'nom' branch is now default, rakudo release status

Darren Duncan darren at darrenduncan.net
Fri Sep 9 05:53:31 UTC 2011

Why not just skip August and do your first "nom" release when you would normally 
have done the 2011.09 one.  That would be in about 2-3 weeks anyway. -- Darren 

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> We have not as yet created a 2011.08 release based on nom.
> After much useful discussion and contributions from people
> on #perl6, I feel that there are still too many feature 
> regressions and some performance regressions that really need 
> to be addressed before making a release.  Ultimately, it comes 
> down to something like "It's far better to explain and justify 
> delaying a release than to issue a release that we know will 
> cause problems for our clients."
> I don't want to specify an exact date for the next release;
> certainly it will occur within the next two weeks.  As in
> previous announcements, we continue to recommend using the 
> Rakudo Star 2011.07 release until the releases from the new
> development line are ready.
> We did discuss the possibility of simply creating a 2011.08
> release from the old branch, but since it would be essentially
> identical to the 2011.07 that doesn't seem to serve much purpose
> other than to fill a slot, so we've decided against that.

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