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From Reinhard Pötz <reinh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [C3] Time to define a roadmap
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 08:05:57 GMT
On 05/21/2012 08:58 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò wrote:
> On 20/05/2012 16:54, Reinhard Pötz wrote:
>> On 05/14/2012 09:04 AM, Francesco Chicchiriccò wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> it's been quite a while since our latest C3 release (July 1st, 2011)
>>> [1]; even though I personally believe we should at least fix some
>>> aspects before cutting next release, I also think it would be nice to
>>> provide a roadmap for all people - including me - that are already using
>>> C3 on some of their own projects.
>>>
>>> Hence:
>>>
>>> 1. what will we include in beta-1? Is JIRA updated in this respect [2]?
>>> There are quite some other unplanned issues [3].
>>> 2. what will we plan after beta-1? beta-2? and afterwards?
>>> 3. do we want to consider some milestone release (M1 / M2 / ...)
>>> instead, maybe even BEFORE beta-1, so that we can provide some "stable"
>>> reference for external project relying upon C3?
>>
>> IMO the most important missing thing before going beta is supporting
>> alternative output types than OutputStream and to get rid of "throws
>> Exception" which is actually of no value.
>>
>> The latter is rather simple to achieve, the first change needs (a lot
>> of) more work, especially regarding caching. Steven and I have started
>> to work on a proposal for dynamic output types but we haven't had
>> enough time yet to commit it to the whiteboard and write a proposal
>> email.
>>
>
> Reinhard, I see your point: do you think it would be possible to release
> something like a milestone in the meanwhile? We would be able, in this
> way, to either not yet fall into beta and to provide C3 users out there
> with a rather "stable" reference for their projects.

Yes, the "milestone / release candidate" scheme has worked very well for 
us in the past and is currently also used by e.g. Eclipse, Spring or 
Wicket. Many users should be familiar with that.

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Reinhard Pötz         Founder & Managing Director, Indoqa and Deepsearch
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