Hello,it has been a little over a month since we've release 1.5.0. Since then we've addressed 56 JIRAs  for the 1.5 branch, including stability enhancement to the new execution mode (FLIP-6), fixes for critical issues in the metric system, but also features that didn't quite make it into 1.5.0 like FLIP-6 support for the scala-shell.
I think now is a good time to start thinking about a 1.5.1 release, for which I would volunteer as the release manager.
There are a few issues that I'm aware of that we should include in the release , but I believe these should be resolved within the next days. So that we don't overlap with with proposed 1.6 release  we ideally start the release process this week.
What do you think?  https://issues.apache.org/jira/projects/FLINK/versions/12343053 https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/1b8b0e627739d1f01b760fb722a1aeb2e786eec09ddd47b8303faadb@%3Cdev.flink.apache.org%3E
 - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9280 - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-8785 - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9567