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Code freeze in effect, on towards wine 1.0!

May 2, 2008

Wine is finally in code freeze in preparation for releasing wine 1.0, and we need your help!

If you are a user, now would be the time to help us find regressions and file them at bugzilla so we know what we have to fix.

According to Wine's release plan, wine-1.0.0-rc1, will be the first release candidate for 1.0. It is expected to be released at 09th of May 2008.

The code freeze will be less rigid at first, but we're serious about not destabilizing Wine at this point. So go ahead and post your patches, but make sure you've got your ducks in a row, and don't be surprised if Alexandre pushes back.

During the code freeze, patches that are simple, come with a conformance test, fix a regression and/or are low risk are more likely to get in than other patches. This has always been true, but it's even more true during a code freeze. We will actively discourage patches that might endanger a June 1.0 release.

There are 45 open 1.0 bugs as of 2 May. Most of these will simply be rolled over to be fixed for a later release; we only have time to fix a few, and much as we'd like to fix the rest, most are not showstoppers.