Plans for ASDF 3.3

Faré fahree at
Wed Apr 26 00:14:43 UTC 2017

Dear Robert, dear Lispers,

I'd like to know what are the release plans will be for 3.3.

My branch for proper phase separation is basically ready to be merged,
but I'd like to see how compatible it is with next month's Quicklisp
before I can recommend releasing it upon the masses.

Note that the branch is called "plan" because it started as a
refactoring how asdf builds its plan, but the changes run deeper than
that — 970 lines were added or modified all over, not counting those
moved around — that's double the number of lines of the original ASDF.

Additional questions: should the syntax-control branch be worked on
for 3.3.0? 3.2.2? 3.3.1? 3.4.0? It's a low-hanging fruit to making
ASDF a more robust build tool that supports working with non-trivial
syntax extension.

PS: Are any (preferrably younger) lispers interested in becoming
proficient at ASDF maintenance? There are plenty of TODO items of all
sizes and all difficulties that could use some love.

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