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From Reinhard Pötz <>
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.

Reinhard Pötz         Founder & Managing Director, Indoqa and Deepsearch

Member of the Apache Software Foundation
Apache Cocoon Committer, PMC member        

       Furthermore, I think Oracle has to honor the JSPA agreement.

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