[ofiwg] libfabric stable branch for 1.4
sean.hefty at intel.com
Wed Apr 19 12:28:02 PDT 2017
We can queue this up for discussion at the next ofiwg.
Intel has a need to provide a critical, performance related fix. (I.e. create a 1.4.2 release.) Given the API changes driving release 1.5, I propose that we continue to maintain a 1.4 stable branch longer term. This will ensure that distros that choose to support 1.4 have a forward path for obtaining bug fixes, since they hold upgrade library versions stable.
For a 1.4.2 release, we would need to identify if there are other fixes that can be pulled in, and what schedule will work. I don't anticipate a significant amount of changes relative to 1.4.1, so a mid to late May release would be fine.
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