If there are issues you'd like to get into 1.7.7, these should be marked as "Fix for: 1.7.7" and as "Patch Available". These each then need be reviewed and a decision whether to include them in the release.
Can folks please review "Patch Available" issues and indicate whether they think it should be committed? A committer must make the final decision of whether to commit each change, but reviews by independent non-committers help considerably.
API changes in 1.7.7 must be back-compatible, and data format changes must be both back- and forward-compatible.
I intend to create a 1.7.7 release candidate today and call a vote. There may be patches out there that are nearly ready and should perhaps be included in 1.7.7, but I'll be gone next week and, even if this vote doesn't pass, the process of creating the candidate and calling the vote should at least get us closer to the release.
On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Doug Cutting <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: