[gmx-developers] plans for GROMACS 2017 release cycle
alexxy at omrb.pnpi.spb.ru
Thu Mar 9 15:49:46 CET 2017
I'd like to add python api for gromacs as a suggestion (however we need
to fix it first to work with current changes for trajectoryanalysis)
Mark Abraham писал 09-03-2017 17:42:
> It's time to start preparing for this year's release. Consistent with
> previous practice, we will have a soft deadline for work proposed for
> inclusion to have appeared in Gerrit in approximately final form, then
> we'll make a release candidate from the first patch on a new
> release-2017 branch. That branch will thereafter be open, in the usual
> way, for all manner of fixes, docs and tests, with patches expected to
> focus on stability, correctness and minimal disruption. Thereafter,
> from that branch, we might make a future release candidate, and at
> some point a final release.
> For target dates I propose:
> * April 1 - proposals available in gerrit in approximately final form
> * May 1 - ship release candidate
> * May 15 - ship second release candidate if that seems useful
> * June 1 - ship 2017 final if there are no known serious problems
> There's a fair bit of work currently in gerrit that is refactoring to
> suit long term needs. There's no strong reason to push to get such
> things in the release, but review and submission are welcome in the
> usual way. I do suggest that we avoid any further cleanup patches that
> touch lots of lines or lots of files until after the 2017 release, to
> make life easier on those preparing work for that release and merging
> fixes forward.
> After we ship 2017, and have incorporated any bug fixes we want to
> back port, I will make a final 5.1 patch release and declare that
> branch closed to future work. Similarly, I'll make another 2016 patch
> release, and thereafter that branch will have the policy of being open
> only to fixes for things that might affect scientific results.
> My focus will be on the integration of Aleksei's PME-on-GPU
> implementation, as well as several non-code GROMACS activities.
> Erik hopes to rush out some new templated kernel infrastructure, but
> he has a grant application on April 6, so perhaps we will relax the
> April 1 cutoff for that - but based on history, there will be no
> promises either way ;-)
> David's energy analysis framework is pretty close to good shape, so
> some final effort there would be a nice achievement.
> Berk hopes to get in some more of his conserved quantities for
> integrators, and perhaps with Viveca some of the AWH implementation
> (that needs a lot of refactoring, however...)
> Are there any other things people would like to flag for attention?
> Are there good reasons to suggest alternative dates?
Alexey 'Alexxy' Shvetsov, PhD
Department of Molecular and Radiation Biophysics
FSBI Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, NRC Kurchatov Institute,
Leningrad region, Gatchina, Russia
mailto:alexxyum at gmail.com
mailto:alexxy at omrb.pnpi.spb.ru
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