[Bitcoin-development] Release plan: 0.6.1

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 15:36:54 UTC 2012

Summarizing a discussion from #bitcoin-dev this morning:

The merge window for pull requests for a 0.6.1 release is now open.

This will be a bug-fix and code-cleanup only release, with the goal to
have Release Candidate 1 binaries available for testing in three
weeks: April 23'rd.  We want this to be a quick release cycle so we
can start pulling new features for a 0.7 release in a month or so.

The major issues I would like to get resolved:
 # 1024 Correct passphrase crashed the client
 # 1012 bitcoin-qt slow to shut down after recent commits

There are currently 189 open issues in our bug tracker; lets try to
get that down to under 100.

I know this will frustrate some of you who think development is
happening at a snail's pace; feel free to pull and test new features
(IPv6 support and coin control) that are important to you. Adequate
testing is still our biggest issue, if you want your favorite feature
to get into bitcoin core faster please spend some time helping test
other people's favorite features.

Gavin Andresen

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