[eigen] Re: 3.0 planning

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> think about this: let's plan to make a "reasonable" beta stable API in

oops, remove the "stable API" from this sentence.


2009/11/9 Benoit Jacob <jacob.benoit.1@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi,
> I started a page there:
> http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/index.php?title=Todo_for_3.0
> Feel free to say if something is stupid. I just started something so
> at least things get moving and dumped some random ideas, that's all.
> Also i hope you can think of more stuff. Note how there are 2
> sections, one for blockers and one for non-blockers.
> Let's also start vaguely discussing 3.0. People are starting to ask
> when it will be there, or at least when a reasonable beta will be
> there. I have started answering them to expect a beta in Spring 2010,
> i hope that is OK with you guys. I think it'd be nice if you could
> agree at least on a beta goal. So here's a proposal, tell me what you
> think about this: let's plan to make a "reasonable" beta stable API in
> the springtime (say in april or may) of 2010. By "reasonable" i mean
> that traditional features of a linear algebra library (including
> various decompositions) are, say, 95% feature-complete and 99% API
> stable. The 99% API stability is important and anyway, the earlier we
> think hard about it, the earlier it will happen. This 99% API
> stability requirement is the main reason why i don't see us releasing
> a beta before april, perhaps march, but not earlier. Exotic features
> wouldn't have to be 99% API stable in that beta, only the big
> traditional features.
> I hope this makes sense :) if not, well, you know what to do.
> *puts on flame-proof suit*
> Benoit

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