As an update, the first release candidate will be put up this Sunday as
scheduled; next weekend I will be on holiday/vacation and won't be able
to put up a build or merge pull requests so release candidate 2 or the
final release will be put off until the following Sunday (August 9th).
After that we can resume weekly release candidates until we're ready for
the final release as long as bugs and patches warrant it. On the off
chance this process drags on, I'm again on holiday/vacation from August
29th until September 6th and will not be near a computer during that
time. It's my hope that we can get out the final release either the
19th or 26th though.
A couple other notes:
First, 0.50 will not officially support Windows XP, and the official
Windows builds will not run on that operating system. I believe the
nightly builds produced by TravisCI still support Windows XP, and I am
open to including 3rd party Windows XP builds on our release page if
someone wants to make them, but I don't have any Windows XP systems
left. I think this is reasonable as the operating system reached end of
life over a year ago.
Secondly, I haven't heard anything recently from our Linux or OSX
packagers. Adam and ezeenova, could you let me know if you are planning
to make builds for this release, and how you're doing on that?
Stephen E. Baker