[Rd] R 2.5.1 scheduled for June 28

Peter Dalgaard P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jun 13 17:34:22 CEST 2007

This is to announce that we plan to release R version 2.5.1 on Thursday
June 28, 2007. The following information is mainly for developers,
package maintainers and repository maintainers. 

The planned procedure is

June 14: Feature Freeze          2.5.1 beta
June 21: Code Freeze             2.5.1 RC
June 28: Release                 2.5.1

FF:  Feature set complete, only bugfixing from now on
CF:  Only critical bugfixes and platform build issues

Maintainers of recommended packages should notice that as they become
part of the final R tarball, we expect them to follow a similar freeze
pattern (and beware of potential CRAN delays, so please do not cut it
too close to the deadlines).

The source beta/RC tarballs will be made available daily
(barring build troubles) by a cron job running at 4AM CET, and the
tarballs can be picked up at 


a little later. 

The various freeze points are marked by changes to the VERSION file
this is also done automatically by a cron job which runs just after
midnight on the relevant days.

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