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From Henri van de Scheur - Sun Norway <Henri.Vandesch...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: JNLP storage factory & experimental modules
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2007 19:26:32 GMT
David Van Couvering wrote:
> On 6/13/07, Daniel John Debrunner <djd@apache.org> wrote:
>> David Van Couvering wrote:
>> > +1, I agree it's just too tight for 10.3.
>> >
>> > I'd like your response to my proposal for the experimental directory;
>> > right now I'm moving forward with it (for checkin to the trunk *after*
>> > we branch for 10.3).
>>
>> I thought we had one already, it's called trunk. :-)
>
> OK, fair enough, but at some point in the release cycle the trunk
> moves from an "experimental" place to a place that requires stability
> and only features that we are comfortable supporting.  It is not clear
> to me when or how that transformation takes place...
>
>>
>> > The one thing I want to see is making our daily builds available for
>> > download so that people can play with our stuff (or is that already
>> > available and I don't know about it?)
>>
>> Daily builds are available though not directly from the ASF, but from
>> groups (well at least one) who chose to them available. Anyone could do
>> this if they so desire.
>>
>
>> Recently there was some effort at removing visibility to users of
>> non-release builds from ASF infrastructure, to ensure that users were
>> picking up official ASF releases. There seemed to be some confusion as
>> to why but it did seem to be a mandate from the board. You may want to
>> look in the archives for real details as I could be wrong (maybe
>> infrastructure and derby-dev within the last 9 months?)
>>
>
> Well, if the ASF doesn't want to make non-official "releases"
> available, then I believe the ASF needs to come up with an approved
> way of making daily or milestone builds available.  Many people want
> to experiment with new stuff but they are not going to do it if they
> have to learn how to build it.  I know we all know how to build Derby,
> but setup is not easy and we shouldn't force that on our users who
> want to check out our new stuff and give us feedback.
What about the daily zip-files under 
http://dbtg.thresher.com/derby/bits/trunk/ ?
>
> David
>> Dan.
>>

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