I see 2.26.0 release candidates for stan and math. Is there one for stanc3?
The rc is the latest nightly though we could also make a separate RC one. Cc: @serban-nicusor
Thanks. If they come as a package (math, stan, stan3) then it’s challenging to evaluate a release candidate without all three.
Making release candidates available is helpful, in my opinion. I can also understand that it adds work to the developers.
One way of reducing the burden would be to create a GitHub action which automatically tags the latest nightly whenever a Stan or Math release candidate is created. I’ve seen GitHub Actions used for this sort of thing.
I do not think there is need for new tarballs. They are the same binary and are bundled in the tarball so there is no ambiguity there.
One benefit for the stanc folks of going through the trouble of tagging the rc is that PyStan will test the rc using its (PyStan’s) idiosyncratic suite of tests. Only a few of PyStan’s tests are shared by CmdStan.