We are happy to announce the opening of the development phase for Swift 5.5.3 for Linux and Windows.
Merge window open: 10th January 2022 (now)
Merge window close: 21st January 2022
Planned release: End of January or February 2022
Release manager: @mishal_shah (shahmishal on GitHub)
Awesome, thanks for the headsup.
What kind of changes are supposed to be accepted? There is a bunch of regression issues (mostly since 5.4) (e.g.,SR-14988, SR-14815) recorded in the issue tracker, but also many others.
(Not wanting to derail this thread, but… I always wonder if anyone is working on the behemoth of Linux-related issues? And how do we know if someone works on something? I have a bit of fear that bugs.swift.org is turning into the nirvana the Apple Rdar tracker is.)
More info about the process is available here: Process documentation
Whilst the merge window is open, everybody can open a pull request against the
swift-corelibs-xctest on Github. To keep the process smooth and lightweight, the release managers will only consider pull requests that
- are bug fixes,
- have already been merged to
- pass all the unit tests on
swift-4.2-branch , and
- contain at least one unit test exercising the changed code.
We expect most bug fixes to be small corrections, so creating the pull request might be a matter of creating a branch followed by
git cherry-pick -x FIX-COMMIT-FROM-MASTER-SHA . We do realize not all backports will be a conflict-free cherry picks but we hope the community works together to deliver the most pressing bug fixes in a timely manner.
Do you have any info on when will
URLSession.shared.data(from: url) be available on Linux?
Current plan is to release Swift 5.5.3 with following changes, please let me know if we are missing any changes.
No changes between swift-5.5.2-RELEASE and swift-5.5.3-RELEASE for following repositories
The merge window is now closed.
@mishal_shah will you also be posting on this thread once the release goes out?
any updates @mishal_shah ?