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From Jens Schumann <>
Subject Re: Status of Axis 1.1 Final
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2003 00:09:57 GMT
On 6/12/03 09:29 PM Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> Jens Schumann wrote:
> the good thing about open source is that you are free to apply your
> patches and run with it. I have modified my version of Axis and I have
> been holding off until Axis1.1 ships before committing those changes.

>From a developer perspective you are right. But there a (hopefully) a number
of people who just want to use axis and don't deal with code at all. Open
Source doesn't mean an iterative process could not be applied ;).

> As a process issue, I am now strongly convinced that the moment we begin
> the beta process for 1.2 we must branch, and then instead of holding
> back on changes to the mainline, we bugfix the mainline for all bugs,
> and move stuff back into the 1.2 release branche on a case-by-case
> basis. This reduces a lot of the pressue we get to fix stuff in the
> release, as the fixes do go into CVS_HEAD

Sounds reasonable.

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