It's somewhat surprising that we are already in the fourth week, and the main part of this cycle is supposed to run for only five weeks.
Needed to re-roll the streaming-read series for a few times. Jeff and J6t finally seem to have found and solved the last remaining corner case deadlock issues when one end dies during the object transfer.
Re-reviewed the topics that are cooking, and re-categorized them. About a dozen topics should graduate by 1.7.6-rc0.
Reviewed and commented on 12 topics.
Queued 23 patches from 3 people.
Merged 5 topics to 'master' branch, to include in the next release.
Merged 6 topics to 'next' branch for public testing.
Merged 9 topics to 'maint' branch, to include in the maintenance release.