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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: [releases] lacking releases for .... Was: [sandbox] report
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2004 13:39:15 GMT


On Mon, 1 Mar 2004, Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

>
> On Feb 29, 2004, at 11:26 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
>
> > Does anyone have estimated release dates for these? and who is release
> > manager for each one? [something we should probably make a clause of
> > sandbox->proper promotion]. If the release manager then vanishes, we
> > should demote if no one else volunteers.
>
> Subtle point - should there be a required release to get to commons out
> of sandbox?  One issue we're discussing is that code shouldn't depend
> on sandbox code, as it's supposed to be just a 'play area'.  That said,
> having users is a great way to clean, refactor and evolve code, so if
> you can only get to commons from sandbox w/ a release, then we are
> imposing a bit of a chicken-egg problem, or just releasing for the sake
> of release, which I think is pointless.

I think this is pretty much the current situation. For most components,
they move from sandbox to commons with the intention of a release. A few
have just got hung up at the last hurdle :)

Hen



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