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From Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lale...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Releasing IvyDE
Date Mon, 26 May 2008 12:19:17 GMT
Le mardi 20 mai 2008, Gilles Scokart a écrit :
> I didn't use IvyDE, but I'm +1 for an alpha or beta release seeing
> that recent bug reports starts to be reported against "The latest
> build (May 16 from www.hibnet.org)" [1] or from xoocode [2].
>
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVYDE-93
> [2] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVYDE-90
>
> 2008/5/19 Maarten Coene <maarten_coene@yahoo.com>:
> > +1 for an IvyDE release.
> > I'd prefer a beta release instead of an alpha release though...
> >

As there is no objection since last week, let's go for an IvyDE release !

As suggested by Xavier, I vonlonteer to be the release manager.

Marteen raised a question about the name of the release. For me, "alpha" 
means "release that developers know it to be unstable" and "beta" is 
for "developers think it has minor bugs but is stable, then let's the users 
test it".
For me it is unstable, mainly due to IVYDE-82 and currently I saw that 
IVYDE-54 can freaks out Eclipse.
So I vote for "alpha".

Then about the release, in order to follow the Apache guidelines, some work 
need to be done about packaging the source of IvyDE. I will look about how 
the sources are usually packaged for the Eclipse plugins. We should probably 
have different kind of packaging: the source got from an updatesite, and the 
full sources which also contains the build system.

We will also probably need an Apache Ivy updatsite. For the few tests I have 
done with my own one, it is not working properly, updates are not detected... 
Some investigation will be needed here too.

About the documentation, I have finished migrating the IvyDE website, so now 
there is the "history" category, like the Ivy site. I think we should publish 
it as soon as we get an IvyDE release adopted. WDYT ?

And the documentation in the binary distribution. Could a simple link to the 
website be enought ? Or should we push the html doc into the zip ?

In the Apache doc, I can read:
> If svn:externals is used, check carefully that a tag is referenced. This 
ensure that all the source for the release is fixed. If the target of a 
svn:externals changes then the release will no longer be complete 
reproducible.
So shouldn't xooki be released somehow ?

Does anybody see any other points that need to be addressed before starting to 
build a release ?

Nicolas


> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Xavier Hanin <xavier.hanin@gmail.com>
> > To: Ant Developers List <dev@ant.apache.org>
> > Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 6:19:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: Releasing IvyDE
> >
> > On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Nicolas Lalevée
> > <nicolas.lalevee@joost.com>
> >
> > wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> Recently there were some users complaining that there is no release of
> >> IvyDE
> >> compatible with Ivy 2. [1] [2]
> >>
> >> I know that IvyDE is not stable. See some major issues in Jira. For some
> >> people it is even getting less stable: [3]
> >>
> >> But then I wonder if we could still do an alpha release, just to get
> >> people less annoyed by the 1.2 version which has some terrible issues
> >> [2], and probably more bug report, and hopefully more people interested
> >> in contributing.
> >>
> >> WDYT ?
> >
> > I'm  a strong +1 to get an alpha release of IvyDE out. I don't have much
> > time currently though, but according to the high quality of the job
> > you've done so far on IvyDE and its build system, I'm confident you are
> > able to be the release manager for this version if you want.
> >
> > Xavier
> >
> >> Nicolas
> >>
> >> [1]
> >>
> >> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/ant-ivy-user/200805.mbox/%3cB03
> >>D774CEAF17944B6FEEAF04021E2354BE5C2E054@LNWEXMBX0104.msad.ms.com%3e [2]
> >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IVYDE-65
> >> [3]
> >>
> >> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/ant-ivy-user/200805.mbox/%3cDA8
> >>40B295A060446A405B65CCDBC0776E55CD9@ofgesrv20.int.ofac.ch%3e
> >>
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> >
> >
> >
> >
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