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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Felix 1.5.0 snapshot
Date Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:48:44 GMT
I think the vote will go out this week.

-> richard

On 3/29/09 8:14 PM, Alin Dreghiciu wrote:
> Hi,
> Are there any plans when 1.6.0 will be out?
> Thanx,
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Richard S. Hall<heavy@ungoverned.org>  wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I think we will start to gear up for a 1.6.0 release of framework and main.
>> I just deployed a 1.5.0 snapshot for your pleasure or feel free to build
>> from trunk. I hope people will spend some time playing with this snapshot
>> since it has seen some major refactoring under the covers. There are two
>> main areas where there was a lot of refactoring:
>>   1. The structure of the code was simplified to remove a lot of the
>>      generic module layer and make it more specific to OSGi, since in
>>      all likelihood we will never implement a different module system
>>      on top of the module layer. These changes are not complete, but
>>      since they are implementation details we can finish this
>>      refactoring in later releases. Hopefully, these changes will not
>>      impact anyone.
>>   2. The locking/concurrency approach was refactored quite a bit.
>>      Mainly, we try to be a little more precise and strict in our
>>      locking. However, since strictness and precision can lead to
>>      deadlocks, we have tried to make the locking interruptible in the
>>      case a potential deadlock is detected. I just committed the final
>>      changes (I hope) in this area for this snapshot. It is possible
>>      that these changes will impact users, so testing by people using
>>      multiple threads is greatly appreciated.
>> Please report any issues back to the mailing list or with JIRA, thanks.
>> ->  richard

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