Hi Hagay, Thanks for taking the initiative. The proposed scope in this thread is in my opinion too large to fit in a single thread, so I'd suggest that we start separate threads for each individual release item. To elaborate on the reasons based on each individual item: - For 1.4.1 which is in the wiki page draft, I'd suggest refraining from adding new features there since patch release should be about bug fixes. - For 1.5, there are efforts such as AMP and general improvement for fp16 support in operators, quantization efforts, etc., that should be included. I may have a bit more context on this so I'm happy to help initiate the discussion. - For 2.0, I think it would be more of a roadmap discussion at this stage.
I hope this makes sense. Would you mind starting a thread focusing on 1.4.1 patch release? -sz On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 5:06 PM Hagay Lupesko <lupe...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear MXNet community, > > I wanted to initiate a discussion about the plan and scope for the next > MXNet releases. > I suggest we focus on three releases, and get the process going in > parallel: > (1) 1.4.1 - patch release on top of 1.4.0 to address some perf regressions > and memory leaks I am aware of, such as the memory leak fixed on Scala [0 > <https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/14586>]. I went ahead and > created a draft release proposal wiki [1 > < > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/%5BDRAFT+PROPOSAL%5D+Apache+MXNet+%28incubating%29+1.4.1+Release+Plan+and+Status > > > ]. > (2) 1.5.0 - a minor release to add new features introduced since 1.4.0 > release started (back in Nov 2018!), such as various performance > improvements: aggregate SGD, in-place updates in optimizers, gpu support > for image processing operators and many more features useful for MXNet’s > users. > (3) 2.0 - an exciting major release that will include major enhancements to > MXNet. > > Timeframes will probably vary based on the scope. I think we should plan to > start 1.4.1 release within a couple of weeks, 1.5.0 should target starting > once we release 1.4.1, and 2.0 timeline is TBD - but such a major release > will require more time to discuss and decide in the community. > > I was thinking to get started through: > (1) Draft proposals on CWiki, where the community can add content and > propose scope and features. > (2) Setup online meetings, where anyone can dial into, from anywhere, where > we will have a chance to discuss in voice+video. > (3) With (1)+(2) have a scope and timeline that the community, in large, > supports. > > Would be great to get the community's feedback and suggestions, and please > reply if you would like to be involved in the effort of supporting the > releases! > > MXNet is awesome, looking forward to working together to make it even > better! > Hagay > >  https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet/pull/14586 >  > > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MXNET/%5BDRAFT+PROPOSAL%5D+Apache+MXNet+%28incubating%29+1.4.1+Release+Plan+and+Status >