It’s getting real, folks! 0.7/1.0 feature freeze has been set for Dec 15, 2017 AoE (“Anywhere on Earth” time). That means that if there’s a feature you want in 1.0 it needs to be in by then or it’ll have to wait for 1.x (or 2.0 if it’s breaking). The current list of issues that are considered blocking can be found on the milestone overview. However, since the feature freeze is approaching we’ll be increasingly aggressive about kicking things off the milestone that can be done in a non-breaking fashion after 1.0 (even if that means leaving ugly old APIs around). It’s also unlikely that new things are going to get added to the milestone at this point. However the usual rules apply and even if it’s not on the milestone, if you can get it done before the feature freeze (or convince somebody else to get it done for you), it’ll be in the release.
After feature freeze, we’ll put out the 0.7-alpha release, which will be a good time for package authors to check compatibility with 0.7 and upgrade their packages, fix deprecations, etc. Hopefully femtocleaner will make that process somewhat simpler this time around.
If you’re assigned to any of the issues currently on the milestone, please take a look and see if you’ll be able to get your changes in. If not, please mention so on the issue to see if somebody else can pick it up in time.
The 0.6 release cycle was quite long. We don’t intend to repeat that for 1.0 ;).
Happy Thanksgiving (for U.S. folks)!