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From "robert burrell donkin" <>
Subject Re: discussion of release of Apache Wicket 1.3.0-incubating-alpha
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2007 20:54:52 GMT
On 4/4/07, Thilo Goetz <> wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > Martijn Dashorst wrote:
> >> Also, the whole idea of the Incubator is to
> >> withhold releases from the general public.
> >
> > Just to clarify - I don't think 'withhold' is a good description.
> > Release - but with no specific expectation of persistence at the
> > ASF is probably a better description.  E.g. "here's code" is fine,
> > "here's a community" would be premature.  Public releases of all
> > of our incubating projects IS goodness if it attracts more people
> > to the incubating communities, and increases their chances for a
> > successful graduation and project lifespan.
> +1.  Doing releases to attract new contributors is essential to podlings
> who need to build a diverse developer community to exit the incubator.
>    Wicket doesn't have that issue :-)

IMHO we need to alter the process so that we have an explicit audit
when the community feels (by vote) that it has a build process in
place. the code doesn't need to be ready but the build does and the
codebase needs to be ready for audit.

- robert

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