It’s time for another 2.12 minor release!
We intend to close the PR queue in the next few days, and stage the release by the end of the week. First, a few more PRs (mostly compiler performance) remain to be reviewed (your help always appreciated!), and we still need to backport the work @retronym did in 2.13.x on fixing some issues with reproducible compilation.
If you feel we missed any critical, release-blocking issues for 2.12.7, please let us know!
Barring unforeseen issues, we plan to wait with 2.12.8 until after the 2.13.0 final. As a reminder, 2.12.x is in maintenance mode, and 2.13.x is feature frozen, ramping down. Our focus is on polish for the 2.13.0 final release: performance, stability, documentation, and improved cross-building between 2.12 & 2.13. I will post separately about the themes for 2.14 soon!