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From Henri Yandell <flame...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [lang] 3.0-beta? [Was: When is next release of commons-lang planned?]
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2010 02:23:43 GMT
On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30/06/2010, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here are example tarballs, jar and a site for a 3.0 beta:
>>
>>  http://people.apache.org/~bayard/commons-lang-3.0-beta/
>
> Is this basically the same code as in commons-lang-trunk?

Yes - exactly the same.

>>  The site isn't intended to be ready - that can be done later. What it
>>  does right now is provide the relevant 3.0 reports.
>>
>>  What I'd like to know right now is if it looks good and whether I
>>  should go ahead and tag 3.0-beta and do a real release build. I think
>>  we're ready to build a beta. I don't expect a lot of API change after
>>  this, and I don't know of any bugs in 3.0 that weren't in 2.x.
>>
>>  So not a release vote, but looking for consensus from anyone (users,
>>  committers, pmc) that it's time to put a beta stake in the ground.
>
> In general I agree.
>
> However, I think it is essential to document the intended class thread-safety.
>
> For example, the mutable package is not intended to be thread-safe
> whereas concurrent is presumably intended to be.

If you want to do that, then I can see delaying for a defined time. If
it's just something you think someone else should do, I know it isn't
my priority and not something I'd see as a release blocker for either
a beta or for 3.0 itself.

> The package.html files also need some work.

They're pretty tiny, so shouldn't be much [unless you have visions of
writing a lot in there].

Hen

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