As there has been no update so far, another attempt to learn about the current status.
Background: in the past months I have been asked from different people/organisations/companies about an estimate of a release date for ooRexx 5, major reason being, that they would not be able/risk an installation of ooRexx 5 as long as it is officially in beta. OTOH they need some lead/preparation time and would like to start as early as possible to plan or request an upgrade to ooRexx 5, being eager to get at all the nice new features, but also the speed and stability improvements of ooRexx 5. [Personally, I would also be interested in an estimation as a release of ooRexx 5 would allow me to base BSF4ooRexx and a few other little utilities on ooRexx 5 (e.g. I have an ooRexx utility developed for GNU mailman which is able to anonymize all or specific users in the mbox files adhering to the GDPR, if a user asks to be anonymized after having posted in a public mailman list, cf. <https://eugdpr.org/>). (Some of the new (also native) features would prove *quite* helpful.)] [Also, planning e.g. an update to the ooRexx book to incorporate the new ooRexx 5 features depend on the release of ooRexx 5, of course. Will have a window for doing that in July or August, but there are other things on the to-do-list, so I would not plan for book updates if it is not likely that the release will occur over this summer (with always the possibility that unforeseen circumstances may cause delays).] As there are people willing to give a hand for the work going with the release process, if it is possible for them, then maybe coming up with a list of todos that one could tackle, might help the process? (A few such attempts are in the patch tracker already.) ---rony P.S.: Ad release cycles: if one looks at <https://sourceforge.net/projects/oorexx/files/oorexx/> one will learn that *every year* since the initial open source release of ooRexx 3.0 in 2005 at least one (minor or major) release has been done. Since February 2014 no new release has occurred - more than five (!) years by now as if ooRexx was stalled! Of course, those who have been following the ongoing development work know how much work has been going on, that there has been really a *huge* effort undergoing to improve and incorporate *major innovations* into ooRexx 5 in all those years! These great and highly welcomed enhancements to ooRexx just have not (yet) materialized as a GA release for the public to see and the public to use. Some of those sitting at the fence and watching discussions, examples of ooRexx 5 code and maybe have even installed over time one of the beta versions of ooRexx 5 can hardly wait until it gets released such that finally they can get it in their companies installed and take advantage of it, hence their questions about release dates which I just collect and carry forward to here, the ooRexx developer list. On 28.05.2019 16:09, Rony G. Flatscher wrote: > There are quite a few open patches and I wonder what its status would be > (e.g. test framework > related including offered test units, or the attempts to help with the > documentation of the new > semaphore classes)? > > Also, is there current work going on offline or have things slowed down a bit > lately? > > What is the current state of the beta? > > Just curious. > > ---rony _______________________________________________ Oorexx-devel mailing list Oorexxfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/oorexx-devel