As stated, the 1.5.1 should have been released much sooner, but we
didn't. Let's try to deliver 1.5.2 by mid october.
The next release should be smoother than this one. We were in a hurry,
many of us were having vacations, some of us had personnal issues to
deal with. This is unavoidable, but we should be carefull when planning
a release during summer, easter or christmas. It would also be
interesting that active committers give a planning of their vacations
when we try to define a release schedule.
It leads me to the next point : we may need a release manager for the
last month before a release. The release manager role is quite easy,
it's a kind of project manager. Dealing with planning, tasks, missing
committers with an affected task, postponing tasks which can't be done
by the milestone, stuff like that. The difference with real life
projects is that we are all volunteers, so all 'resources' are not
available on call.
3) Next release
I'm not sure we will add a lot of features in this next release, in my
mind it would be much more a bug fix release. But it's not just about
me, we need to discuss it.
For sure, we need 1.5.2 before ApacheCon US (Nov, 12-17). I'm not sure
that any of us is going to Atlanta (may be David ?), but it's important
to keep those Apache Conference as milestones for releases, as they are
the place we can announce novelties and benefits from the ApacheCon buzz.
I would like to get 1.5.2 certified with the STANDARD compliance. I
think it's possible, but we have to do a round trip with OG, as I
_think_ that there are some bugs in their tests (to be confirmed).
We should also conduct real perfomance test, and compare ADS with
previous versions (1.0.3, 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 ) and with other servers
(OpenLdap, OpenDS and FDS). We have a load of machines, let's use them !
Ok, it's enough for me, I would like to get your feedbacks and feeling
about this release, and about the server as a whole.
Thanks to everyone who participated on this release, especially those
who killed themselves working hard hours in the last few days !