2022.12.14 12:09 "Re: [Tiff] [gdal-dev] rc3 is available (was Re: libtiff v4.5.0 rc2 available)", by Greg Troxel
Here's RC3 with the fix for the issue Kurt raised (and a few relatted formatting printf() tidy up):
This is the first one I tried, in pkgsrc. Comments, some of which are not newly about 3.6.0, and hence more for trunk post-release.
There is no NEWS, even if it just says to look in doc/releases.
The new docs build involves new build dependencies, and thus packaging has to be adjusted. I do not find any build instructions at top level that say what is needed.
From the release notes, it seems one needs sphinx-build, which implies python. Not saying that's bad, but it is new and different. It is not clear if not having sphinx-build is fatal, or if it just results in a deficient build. (The system I built on did have sphinx-build, but the packaging will need to require it. I expect this will upset some people.)
On NetBSD 9 amd64, tests pass.
I built the package on another system, earmv7hf-el (RPI3). This didn't have sphinx-build, and now I realize that there are prebuilt docs. So I'll need to disable looking for sphinx-build. Tests pass on that platform too.
So, I think the only real issue is updating the release notes to explain about sphinx and give the invocation to disable looking for it, so that packagers can have repeable builds.