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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Releasing IvyDE
Date Tue, 27 May 2008 06:39:25 GMT
On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Nicolas Lalevée <
nicolas.lalevee@anyware-tech.com> wrote:

> 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.

Great!


>
>
> 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".

alpha is fine for me.


>
>
> 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 ?

Agreed. Good job!

>
>
> 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 ?

Since we have the history on the website, I think a link is enough.


>
>
> 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 ?

You're right, the version of xooki we use  should be tagged. Using the date
as tag seems good enough for me.


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

About the update site, we need to know where we will put it. Apache
Directory Studio use their own site for that [1], maybe we can do the same?

Xavier

[1] http://directory.apache.org/studio/update/1.x/


>
>
> 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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> > > --
> > > Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant
> > > http://xhab.blogspot.com/
> > > http://ant.apache.org/ivy/
> > > http://www.xoocode.org/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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>
>
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