This came up but it didn’t seem like it was resolved. Is anyone pushing for 2.19 before StanCon? What needs to happen before 2.19?
@bgoodri suggested there were things people wanted to get out before StanCon, but I’m not sure what those were other than GPU support.
I think it would have to be just CmdStan 2.19, as there won’t be time to do two CRAN releases. I suppose we could skip RStan 2.18 and go straight to 2.19 if CRAN would allow that.
I can do 2.18 if I modify StanHeaders to change Warning: to Info:. I think that is fine, but if we want to do 2.19 this week, CRAN does not care about numbering as long as they ascend.
The pr to change warning to info is up in stan. A nice plus of a 2.19 is that now the makefiles actually work for mpi…those are not working ok in 2.18 for mpi and the needed prs to fix it are in now.
To do a 2.19, we need to fix the accumulator thing in Math
(and quickly because it will take CRAN about a week to test RStan)
Given that we’re ~8 days away from StanCon (and that it takes 7 to got through CRAN), it sounds like we probably aren’t going to do a 2.19 before StanCon :P
That is reasonable, but we can’t do RStan 2.18 before StanCon when it is breaking things on CRAN.