I'd even consider not fixing old MLContext releated issues.
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From: Matthias Boehm/Almaden/IBM@IBMUS
To: dev <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2016 08:21 PM
Subject: [DISCUSS] SystemML releases 0.11 and 1.0
we already discussed and agreed that it would be good to make our next
release relatively soon. However, there was also a discussion around
the major 1.0 release but this would require substantially more time
because it is our opportunity to remove APIs and cleanup the language.
I'd like to propose the following: let's release a 0.11 release in the
couple of weeks, targeting at Spark 1.x including the old and new
APIs as well as both file-based and frame-based transform. Subsequently,
can focus on our major 1.0 release, including the support for Spark 2.x,
the removal of the old MLContext API, and the removal of the file-based
transform functionalities. Hopefully we get compression and GPU support
into production-ready state until the 1.0 release too.
The next step would be to collect open issues for the 0.11 release. From
perspective, this should mostly center around documentation, robustness
performance of the new MLContext API and frame support as well as the
simplification of our build process.