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From Freeman Fang <>
Subject Re: End 2.0.x support/releases?
Date Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:47:06 GMT

Daniel Kulp wrote:
> This may be a "thorny" issue, but I'd like to bring it up and start a 
> discussion.   
> July 4th will mark the 2 year anniversary of the CXF 2.0 release.   Since 
> then, we have released 11 patches to that branch, along with 2.1 (and 5 
> patches for it) and 2.2 (and 2 patches for it).    That's 21 releases in under 
> 2 years.   Pretty impressive.  
> However, with the trunk moving on, porting fixes and such back to 2.0.x is 
> becoming increasingly hard as much code has changed.    Additionally, if we 
> create a fixes branch for 2.2.x and move trunk to 2.3, that will make 4 
> branches we will be maintaining, which is quite a lot.   Doing simultaneous 
> releases like we did with 2.0.11/2.1.5/2.2.1 would mean even more work.
> Thus, my proposal would be to release a 2.0.12 in July and mark it as the 
> "final" 2.0.x release (baring any serious security issues) and encourage 
> people to upgrade to 2.2.x.   
> Two years of support with 12 patch releases is pretty good for an open source 
> project.   If people need support beyond that, they could easily grab the code 
> and fix anything they need or there are other commercial options (such as FUSE 
> from Progress).  
> Anyway, what are peoples thoughts?

Freeman Fang
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