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From Davanum Srinivas <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Axis 1.0 release plan
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:26:08 GMT
+1 from me.


--- Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> 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 interoperability and, in particular, has passed Sun's 
> JAX-RPC and SAAJ compliance tests, we are planning to ship v1.0 
> essentially 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 and in any format, to
> We have achieved nearly a steady state whereby the number of fixes 
> targeting a 1.0 release seems to remain constant at 12 +/- 6.  At the 
> bottom of this note is the current list.  The oldest bug was reported 
> against a nightly build in June, the newest was opened yesterday.  In 
> order for us to ship, we need to look at this differently, and not aim 
> for perfection.  Once we get over the hurdle of shipping this release, 
> maintenance and followon releases should come more quickly.  The main 
> thing to focus on is to get control over the rate at which new bugs are 
> injected.
> This does not imply a moratorium on the opening of new bugs that can be 
> considered as candidate for release.  Instead, the focus needs to shift 
> from fixing problems that we have lived with for months to fixing and 
> eliminating regressions that can be, and are being, introduced late in 
> the cycle.
> Therefore, the following release plan is proposed for Axis 1.0:
>    Code Freeze / Tag Date - Wed, 25 Sept, 2002, early a.m.
>    Target for release - first week in October
>    Release Manager - Sam Ruby
>    Release Announcement -
> Once release freeze is achieved, inclusion of fixes into the release 
> requires consensus of active axis committers.  Deferring of a fix 
> requires simple majority.
> Fixes are to continue to be made on the "HEAD" of the release.  Once 
> there is consensus that a particular fix is to be included in the 
> release, I'll merge it into the branch.  In order to make this as smooth 
> and as painless a process as possible for the release manager, I'll ask 
> that committers show restraint in committing unrelated fixes to the HEAD 
> during this time in areas of the code that might interfere with the 
> merge process.
> * all Axis unit and functional tests pass.
> * SAAJ and JAXRPC TCKs pass.
> * All fixes targeted to 1.0 are either fixed or reassigned.
> * Confirmation that the released version works on all servlet containers 
> for which there is a volunteer, including at a minimum Tomcat, JRun, and 
> WebSphere.
>    ID   Sev  Pri  Owner     State              Summary
> 10585  Blo  Hig  axis-dev  REOP No serializer error is generated
> 12636  Blo  Oth  axis-dev  REOP Axis rc1 support for multiple output
> 12886  Blo  Hig  gdaniels  NEW  Axis serializes when it shouldn't
> 12923  Blo  Hig  axis-dev  NEW  Message Services don't support muliple
> 12753  Cri  Oth  axis-dev  REOP problem while deserializing output
> 12833  Cri  Hig  tomj      NEW  Axis clients fail to extract the value
> 12367  Maj  Oth  axis-dev  NEW  re: java2wsdl fails when parameter
> 12685  Maj  Oth  axis-dev  NEW  RC1 - Setting "PROP_DOMULTIREFS" looses
> 12758  Maj  Oth  axis-dev  NEW  Deserialization of complex classes
> 10365  Nor  Hig  tomj      NEW  If input/output names don't match,
> 10944  Nor  Oth  gdaniels  NEW  Soap envelope cleared after onFault() in
> 11595  Nor  Oth  gdaniels  NEW  AxisServlet ignores wsdd: "service"
> 12803  Nor  Oth  axis-dev  NEW  (de)serialization of an object which
> 12867  Nor  Oth  scheu     NEW  array of bean_b inside bean_a
> - Sam Ruby

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