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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: So what happens next? Was: [RESULT][VOTE] Release Apache Flex 4.8.0 (apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating)
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:40:35 GMT
To add to Alex's list:

Because this was a parity release we got away with not cleaning up JIRA
and reporting on bug stats in our VOTE emails or in our RELEASE_NOTES.  I
don't think we'll get away with that again.  We have to figure out how
we're going to handle JIRA.  I think Bertrand currently owns the majority
of the new bugs as well as the large number of bugs that came over from


On 7/19/12 5 :31PM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

>Now that we have the votes to release, I think it is time for everyone to
>jump in and participate in the next release.
>We'll certainly have a few folks finishing up some logistics for the
>release.  Nick is working on a downloads page.  It looks like we have to
>prepare an announcement and have it reviewed by Apache PR.
>But I think all of you who are committers can now commit stuff to the
>I should note that we are definitely considering creating an "unstable"
>branch.  In looking at the other Spark components and features Adobe has
>contribute, they aren't baked enough to want to put into trunk.  It seems
>like it would be better to only promote stuff to trunk when we've had time
>to bang on it a bit, but whiteboards are too hard to keep track of.  An
>unstable branch would be a better proving ground and the place we should
>sync to and work in mostly until we think we have enough stuff for a
>release, then promote certain things to trunk.
>For example, some of the DataGrid column and row locking is not quite
>and we shouldn't put it in trunk and have to remove it if it isn't ready
>the next release, but if we put it in Carol's whiteboard it probably won't
>get tested enough.
>Also, it is time to review what we need to do to graduate.  I suppose we
>could push for graduation now, but IMO, we should cut another release with
>more non-Adobe contributions, and hopefully have a non-Adobe release
>manager.  Any volunteers?
>I would hope we could get enough contributions in to warrant a release in
>couple of months.  FWIW, I was warned by an Apache VIP that he might
>committers that were on the initial committers list at graduation if they
>haven't committed anything by then.
>Thanks everyone for your contributions so far.
>Alex Harui
>Flex SDK Team
>Adobe Systems, Inc.

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