“Other than that small hiccup, things are very normal,.and there really are not very many commits, and they are all pretty small to boot.
So everything looks fine, and I think we’re on track for the usual release schedule, which would imply a final 4.4 very early in 2016. I am inclined to delay that release by a week not because of any release problems, but simply because I know the next few weeks are going to be quiet and most people will want to concentrate on other things than getting ready for the next merge window.
We’ll see. I might end up releasing 4.4 on time, and then just delay the merge window too.
Regardless, if you have all your Christmas shopping done, I would heartily recommend giving rc5 a whirl in between the eggnogs and the decorations. And if you’re not celebrating the holidays, you have no excuse for not testing it all out.”