I'm thinking of branching 1.17 this coming (June 15) weekend. The major components are in: pocketfft, randomgen, and the new sorting routines, along with default `__array_function__`. They may need a bit of polish, but I think little remains to be done. If there are other pending PRs that you think need to be in the next release, please yell. This would also be a good time to review the release notes and go through the 1.17 issues to determine if any are release blockers.