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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: To release or not to release?
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:28:27 GMT
Enrique Rodriguez wrote:

> +1
> As for when, I'm fine with a largely arbitrary date.  This week is a 
> holiday in the US, might affect some.  Maybe in 2-3 weeks?
Ok we can shoot for around then.  In the mean time we can grok things 
like docs and other todos which I know I have a massive amount of. 

> -enrique
> Tencé, Vincent wrote:
>> +1
>> I agree that it will push us to do the things we need to do. I've got 
>> many
>> on my side. Moreover, we'll learn a lot through this release process.
>> When are we planning the release? I'm asking since a lot of Janus code
>> recently upgraded out of sandbox and I'm really close to having enough
>> functionality for a first release. I have the authentication and
>> authorization code working nicely together now, and I'm almost done 
>> with the
>> XML builders. This will be enough for demonstration purposes and simple
>> usage. Next step will be to replace XML by a much more powerful 
>> scripting
>> interface (probably using groovy), for configuration and wiring as 
>> well as authorization rules definition.
>> - Vincent
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alex Karasulu []
>> Sent: November 22, 2004 11:02 AM
>> To: Directory Developers List
>> Subject: To release or not to release?
>> Hi all,
>> After a few conversations with some peeps at A/C I've come to the 
>> conclusion that we should shoot for a release even though we are 
>> still under incubation.  Why?  Because I think this will push us to 
>> do things like:
>>  o clean up the build,
>>  o update documents and site,
>>  o fix critical bugs,  o get JIRA in order,
>>  o get everything building with gump,
>>  o tag things in subversion so new development can progress
>> It will also help us see how many active people we have on this 
>> team.  I'm seeing more an more of use being active and I think we're 
>> reaching critical mass.  A release will help us see just how well we 
>> can band together to get some serious work done and who will come out 
>> of the wood work to help with that.
>> Keep in mind we may have to try over and over again to get a release 
>> of some kind out the door.  It may take a while.  We may even 
>> graduate incubator before this happens - who knows?  All I'm saying 
>> is this is a good way to test our selves.   However there are areas 
>> where we will be branching before this for new experimental changes 
>> like what Trustin would like to do with SEDA and Alan and I would 
>> like to do with Snickers.
>> Thoughts?
>> Alex

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