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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [Studio] Releasing a first milestone for version 2.0 (2.0.0-M1) soon?
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2011 21:19:41 GMT
On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny <>wrote:

> On 12/20/11 7:09 PM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot wrote:
>> Hi (again) guys,
>> As you might have noticed, I took some time last week to go on a JIRA
>> fixing campaign on Apache Directory Studio.
>> With the recent developments, I think we are nearing a possible release
>> of a first milestone for version 2.0.
>> Of course, it still needs some work but various reasons makes me think we
>> should probably consider releasing the first milestone really soon:
>> 1°/ It's been more than 20 months since the last release (April 5th,
>> 2010).
>> That's really a shame, but it's the reality… :(
>> Such a long time without a release gives a very bad impression on users.
>> Almost like if Studio was an abandoned project...
>> 2°/ Milestone releases worked well on the API and ApacheDS.
>> We've had some great results from milestone releases on these projects.
>> Even if they are not stable and production-ready yet, they have helped us
>> get back in touch with our users and forced us to focus on specific
>> key-features for each iteration.
>> 3°/ A hell lot of things have changed in Studio, with lots of
>> improvements and bug fixes.
>> I can't name everything but it includes things like:
>> - the inclusion of the Apache Directory LDAP API as network provider (as
>> a replacement for JNDI - which is still selectable)
>> - the use of Shared's SchemaManager in the Schema Editor
>> - the rewrite of the ApacheDS plugins into something more open, the LDAP
>> Servers plugin
>> - the new ApacheDS V2 Configuration Plugin which edits via LDAP and LDIF
>> the configuration of an ApacheDS 2.0 server
>> - the update of Eclipse dependencies and launchers to the latest and
>> greatest versions
>> - many bug fixes, improvements and feature requests
>> This mail isn't to vote about the release yet. A few things really need
>> to be polished first.
>> But I'd like to get your thoughts about a possible release of a first
>> milestone for version 2.0 in the next days/weeks.
> It will be a milestone, you don't have to be too cautious, IMO. Just go
> for it when you think it's ready.
Agree w/ Emm here ...

Best Regards,
-- Alex

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