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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] releasing 3.6
Date Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:57:43 GMT
I'm all for RERO.

Gary
On Dec 29, 2015 10:39 AM, "Luc Maisonobe" <luc@spaceroots.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> A few weeks ago, I proposed to release 3.6. There were two
> points I wanted to address before that, both related to
> ODE. These points are now completed: the Adams methods
> stability issues have been fixed, and a bunch a field-based
> integrators are available.
>
> There are 3 issues in JIRA that are tagged for 3.6:
>
>  - MATH-1281 "Median" should not extend "Percentile"
>  - MATH-1285 Description API ZipfDistribution
>  - MATH-1308 Deprecate and remove "AbstractRandomGenerator"
>
> MATH-1281 could probably not be solved in 3.6 (or in any 3.X),
> so I suggest to simply retag it for 4.0 only.
>
> MATH-1285 seems complete to me, so I suggest to resolve it.
>
> MATH-1308 is more 4.0-oriented and subject to experimentation.
> As we can do what we want in 4.0, it seems possible to *not*
> deprecate the class in 3.6, even if it completely disappears
> in 4.0 (furthermore as users probably are more concerned with
> the upper RandomGenerator interface or the lower specific
> implementations than with the intermedaite abstract class).
>
> If you agree with this, I could cut an RC as soon as tomorrow,
> targeting a release for 2016-01-01 (so I would also change the
> copyright years throughout the library).
>
> What do you think?
>
> best regards,
> Luc
>
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