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From Sylvain Wallez <sylvain.wal...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: AW: [C2] Release
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2001 16:35:56 GMT


Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
> 
> Ok, due to high demand, here is again the proposed Release Plan:
> 
> Hi Team,
> 
> now that some weeks have passed since our last release (the beta 2),
> we should plan our next steps for getting final with cocoon 2.
> 
> Looking through the postings on the dev and user list over the last
> weeks, I think we can be very proud of the current state of cocoon 2.
> Of course there is enough space for improvements etc.
> 
> Now that more and more people are getting used to cocoon 2, we get
> more and more suggestions for making it better (and bigger). This
> is really great and this is exactly what we need to keep on the
> development of such a great open source project.
> But I think, before we go on and change cocoon 2 here and there,
> we should make a final release of 2.0 first.
> We could then start with 2.1 and make the necessary changes (this
> was one of the reasons why we currently maintain the two branches).
> 
> Why a final release first? Many people (and companies) are waiting
> for a long time to get c2. Most of them are scared of beta releases.
> So if we make a final release we attract even more people and I
> believe (or fear?) that the response might be overhelming us. They
> can benefit from a final, offical release and we can benefit from
> the reaction.
> 
> So here is my suggestion:
> - Making another beta which should include the points mentioned below
> - Looking for a time (about four weeks) if everything is stable,
>   fixing last bugs and making the final release (However, if the next
>   beta is unstable, we must make another beta after the period of time
>   and start with this point over and over again).
> 
> What do we need for the next beta?
> - Incorporate all outstanding patches and bugfixes (Dims has already
>   requested for this).
> - Fix all outstanding bugs
> - Decide which parts of C2.1 should go into 2.0
> - Update documentation. This point needs the most work, I think. The
>   documentation is currently a bit crowded. For example we have the
>   Sitemap documentation which explains all sitemap components, but
>   for matchers, selectors and actions there are different documents.
>   This should be unified and we should split the documentation into
>   user and developer documentation. The user docs mainly for installing,
>   configuring and using c2 by creating own pipelines and using the
>   existing components.
>   The developer doc should contain everything needed for building
>   own components.
> - Final versions of the other projects used by c2, mainly these
>   are Avalon Excalibur, Avalon LogKit and Xalan. Perhaps we must also
>   update to a newer FOP version.
> - Layout the distribution: What files in which format should really
>   get into the distribution. As everybody has the recompile the dist
>   to get the examples (in detail the sql examples) running, I think
>   we shouldn't include a half binary dist. We should only distribute
>   the sources, the required libraries, examples and (perhaps build)
>   documentation.
> 
> I would propose to schedule the next (and hopefully final) beta for
> the end of september, so we have the final release at the end of
> October (the former ApacheCon Europe date....).
> 
> Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
> 
> Carsten
> 
> Open Source Group                        sunShine - b:Integrated
> ================================================================
> Carsten Ziegeler, S&N AG, Klingenderstrasse 5, D-33100 Paderborn
> www.sundn.de                          mailto: cziegeler@sundn.de
> ================================================================
> 
What about the "Cocoon contracts" post from Berin ? It contains
interesting ideas to allow more components to be ThreadSafe - and thus
avoid unnecessary pooling - but leads to interface changes.

IMO, if interfaces should change, we'd better do that in the 2.0 branch
than in 2.1 only, to avoid compatibility problems in the future.
-- 
Sylvain Wallez
Anyware Technologies - http://www.anyware-tech.com


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