[VOTE] Releasing Hipparchus 1.8 from release candidate 1

This is a VOTE in order to release version 1.8 of the Hipparchus library.
Version 1.8 is a maintenance release.

Highlights in the 1.8 release are:

  • Fixed LU-decomposition issue with signed zero complex numbers on diagonal.
  • Fixed complex eigendecomposition when several eigenvalues are equals.
  • Added sum and difference of angles in SinCos and FieldSinCos.
  • Removed spurious reduction of BigFraction in equality test.

The release candidate 1 can be found on the GitHub repository as tag 1.8-RC1 in the release-1.8 branch.

Source and binary archives are available using the staged web site downloads page at https://hipparchus.org/staging/downloads.html

Note that the index page at /downloads does not show the 1.8 release, as it has not been voted yet.

The release notes can be read here: https://hipparchus.org/staging/changes-report.html

Maven artifacts are available at https://oss.sonatype.org/content/repositories/orghipparchus-1030/

In order to give more time than usual to potential voters, the votes will be tallied in two weeks from now, on 2020-12-05.

+1 for RC-1.

My own +1 for the release.