Alas, we have encountered a blocking defect which is preventing us from releasing today. If we are able to resolve this defect in the next couple of days, we will work to have the fix in a new release candidate by the end of the week. And if that tests well over the weekend, then we will be on track for a release on Dec. 16. However, if it is not resolved by the end of the week, the reality is that this release will then most likely slip to January.
Open MPI v1.3 is close to being ready for release. The remaining defects are being worked and our goal is to have those wrapped up and v1.3 officially released on December 9. Here is the schedule leading up to the final release:December 2: RC1December 5: RC2December 9: 1.3 ReleaseThis has been a long effort involving many developers and organizations and the release cycle has been frustratingly long, but after one more push, we should have this out the door. In order to help ensure the release goes smoothly, please take some time to download and do some basic sanity checks on the release candidates as they become available.Thanks,--bradBrad BentonOpen MPI v1.3 co-release manager