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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: Rationale for shipping v1.0 - ALL COMMITTERS PLEASE READ!
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2002 16:39:52 GMT
+1. we can all have more docs. maybe mention that interop is an ongoing
concern, that we also need replicable bugreps about;

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glyn Normington" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 1:53 AM
Subject: Rationale for shipping v1.0 - ALL COMMITTERS PLEASE READ!

> >Write up text on 1.0 release rationale for web site
> Done, see below.
> Something along the following lines needs adding to the release notes
> and/or the web site. I'll take the text, folding in any reasonable
> improvements that are suggested by the end of this week, and commit it
> both the release notes and the web site early next week. Please pay
> particular attention to the words about the compliance tests - if we have
> to be more careful about the wording, we'd best delete them from this text
> and treat the subject more carefully elsewhere.
> "Rationale for Releasing Axis 1.0
> Many users have requested a v1.0 so that they can work from a relatively
> stable base. Some users have even remained on Apache SOAP until v1.0 of
> Axis is available. Now Axis has surpassed Apache SOAP in function,
> performance, and quality and, in particular, has passed Sun's JAX-RPC and
> SAAJ compliance tests, we decided to ship v1.0 as it currently stands.
> However, this is far from the end of the road for Axis. There is more
> documentation to be written; the SOAP v1.2 spec. needs to be tracked to
> completion and implemented fully; major functional enhancements and
> architectural improvements are being considered. We particularly encourage
> you to submit improvements to the documentation, however large or small
> in any format, to
> The Axis Development Team"
> Glyn

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