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From Ate Douma <...@douma.nu>
Subject Re: Jetspeed 2.1.3 release end game
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:47:43 GMT
David Sean Taylor wrote:
> +1 
> This is my fault, I keep saying yes to new features.
Well NO.
It isn't my intention to point fingers here at all, we're all working on new features.
I myself do have a new feature locally mostly ready for better Wicket integration which I
definitely need to complete/commit for the 2.1.3 release because 
otherwise we'll miss the time window of the also imminent Wicket 1.3.0 release.
My work for the Wicket portlet support has just as much kept me from working on the release
of 2.1.3 as anything else too.

> Its just a release, 
> and we can always get in new features later.
> Its more important to take care of the health of the project and clean 
> up the build situation
That, above anything else, is the most important task and goal for the next 2.2 release.
Getting there ASAP is my highest priority and I think should be for everyone involved.

> I suggest that if you have started on a feature, and its self-contained 
> and small enough, finish it
> Then lets try to lock down, give it week or so of testing, and release 2.1.3
> During this lock down period I see no reason why we cannot start 
> development on the 2.2 build refactoring
> In fact that would be a great thing to discuss at ApacheCon
Who's coming too?
I'll be at the ApacheCon all week and invite anyone willing to discuss this, and for other
things too of course (Beer anyone?) to look me up.
I'll probably hang out in the "Hackaton" corner most of the time or just send me an email
to meet up!

And don't forget: we have a great Portals track on Friday 16th:

    9:00 am: JSR-286: Portlet Specification 2.0 for Portal and Portlet Developers, presented
by myself
   10:00 am: The Apache Portals Panel, presented by Carsten Ziegler and with David Taylor,
David DeWolf (Pluto) and myself on the panel
   11:00 am: Building your own portal with Apache Jetspeed-2 Enterprise Portal 2, presented
by David Taylor and myself

I hope to see and meet many of you there :)



> On Nov 7, 2007, at 4:20 PM, Ate Douma wrote:
>> Dear community,
>> Since September I myself as well a some other committers have hinted 
>> at an imminent release of Jetspeed 2.1.3, shooting for end of October 
>> the latest.
>> Well, we're now into November already and we're still not ready yet  :(
>> I really, really, would have liked to have the 2.1.3 release available 
>> at the ApacheCon US in Atlanta next week but that isn't realistic 
>> anymore either.
>> I think we MUST constrain ourselves to make this release happen ASAP.
>> The development of the new Jetspeed 2.2 in the trunk has already been 
>> severely delayed because of our work on the 2.1.3 branch, and keeping 
>> these two trees in sync also is taking too much valuable time away.
>> We really need to continue and finish the new Maven 2 build in the 
>> trunk and provide proper migration paths for the current Maven 1 and 
>> the "old" Maven 2 build environment users of the 2.1.3 version. Only 
>> AFTER that we should continue working on new features in my opinion.
>> If anyone feels different about this please speak up, but my intention 
>> is to vote down ANY further new feature development for the 2.1.3 
>> branch from now on and schedule all new feature requests to the 2.2 
>> release or even thereafter if need be.
>> My goal for the 2.1.3 end game is getting it ready for release in the 
>> first week of December the latest.
>> We can use all the help from both the active and not so active 
>> committers and from all the active users too: testing, code and 
>> documentation patches, etc.
>> So I'm calling out to the whole of our community: please help out to 
>> make this happen, and if you have an important feature/enhancement 
>> request, realize that by planning this for *after* the 2.1.3 release 
>> you will help too!
>> Blocking or serious bugs of course will have to be addressed for 
>> 2.1.3, but minor bugs or issues for which acceptable workarounds 
>> exists probably will have to be postponed to 2.2 as well.
>> Regards,
>> Ate
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