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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Current Roadmap
Date Fri, 18 May 2007 14:52:37 GMT
Matthias Luebken wrote:
> I suggest that you update the website felix.apache.org so that the
> ongoing improvements are reflected on the website. If you don't look
> into the Jira Issue Tracker, you don't have the impression that there
> is much progress at Felix.


-> richard

> Matthias
> On 5/18/07, Richard S. Hall <heavy@ungoverned.org> wrote:
>> Matthias,
>> > I am wandering what the current status of your roadmap is?
>> > I've read on some slides that you wanted to go to 1.0 soon?
>> Yes, we will be working on updating our roadmap very soon (i.e., within
>> a week)...
>> > If so, what will be the changes to the current version?
>> As part of the next release we will include a more formal "change notes"
>> from the 0.8.0-incubator release, but the svn trunk effectively
>> represents what will be in the next release (e.g., require-bundle
>> support, framework extension support, improved logging support, etc.).
>> We still need to determine if any other features will make it into the
>> roadmap.
>> > I am especially asking in regards to this comparison:
>> > 
>> http://www.pierocampanelli.info/articles/2007/01/22/status-of-opensource-osgi-containers

>> >
>> > The author noted that the following services are missing:
>> > Core Services: Conditional Permission, Permission Admin
>> > Optional Services: Device Access, Config Admin, Preferences, Metatype,
>> > IOConnector, Initial Provisioning, Declerative Services and XML Parser
>> >
>> > What services will definitly be in 1.0?
>> Well, services and the framework work are reasonably independent. My
>> vision is to allow each to have independent release cycles (although I
>> imagine that in the future some people might want to create "Felix
>> distributions" that aggregate the framework with some services, much
>> like Linux distributions are created). Thus, I expect the next release
>> of Felix to include the same set of services as the last release of
>> Felix, i.e., the shell-related bundles.
>> I guess the real question is when are we going to have official releases
>> of our various subprojects? I don't know the answer to that, but we will
>> need to discuss it when we start preparing our roadmap.
>> Regarding that comparison, it is still reasonably accurate except for a
>> few services. We have added Config Admin and Metatype services and
>> Declarative Services has seen significant improvement (all of these
>> thanks to Felix Meschberger). So, in short, we have made progress in
>> both framework functionality and service implementations.
>> > And when will 1.0 come out?
>> This will depend on the roadmap we will define, but I am hoping in the
>> next month or two max.
>> -> richard

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