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From "David Van Couvering" <da...@vancouvering.com>
Subject Re: recap of derby lunch
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:16:04 GMT
One refinement on the NB model: the end of a 4 week period + bugfixing
is called a "milestone release" and is made available for download.  I
don't know if that is feasible in the Apache model, but maybe Java DB
could make the milestone releases of "Java DB" available?


On 9/27/07, Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hillegas@sun.com> wrote:
> Yesterday, a number of derby-dev folks had lunch in San Francisco: David
> van Couvering, Lars Heill, Rick Hillegas, Myrna van Lunteren, Kathey
> Marsden, Mike Matrigali, and Bryan Pendleton. Here are the highlights of
> the Derby-related part of our conversation:
> Big news: IBM won't be localizing Derby error messages, now that
> Cloudscape is no longer available as a standalone product. So the
> community needs help localizing future releases (including 10.3).
> Release cadence: Kathey thought that she might be willing to
> release-manage a maintenance release but she didn't want to tackle
> 10.3.2 because it would be so close to the announced schedule for 10.4.
> Bug-fix cadence: David shared the Netbeans model for maintaining an even
> quality level during development: They alternate 4 weeks of feature work
> with 1 week of bug fixing.
> It was great seeing everybody!
> Regards,
> -Rick

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