[ocaml-platform] Is it taking too long for OCaml software to become 4.03-compatible? Would release process changes help?

Fabrice Le Fessant Fabrice.Le_fessant at inria.fr
Thu Jun 30 13:58:22 BST 2016

On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 2:25 PM Daniel Bünzli <daniel.buenzli at erratique.ch>

> Le jeudi, 30 juin 2016 à 07:36, Sylvain Le Gall a écrit :
> > This is only 3 days and this was mainly due to a transitive dependency
> on Batteries for the tests. Considering OSS standards, this is not a long
> time for a fix.
> This is good, however this should have happened during the betas, not
> after the release. If key parts of the infrastructure are not installable
> during the beta, programmers (myself included) very quickly shy away from
> trying to test the new release or even live on it for a go.

You can ask this kind of diligence from sub-contractors, not from
open-source contributors, especially when a package is maintained only by
one developer on his/her sparetime. Or if you think these components are
key to the infrastructure, why not move their development to
github.com/ocaml/ with a larger team of maintainers, as it was done for

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