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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: upgrading some supporting products
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:57:21 GMT
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:50 AM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org> wrote:
> One of the things that we usually do in the lead-up
> to a release, especially one that is so long between,
> is to upgrade some important supporting products.
>
> Now that Gump is running Forrest again, it is showing
> that we can upgrade these with some confidence.
>
> [1] http://forrest.apache.org/gump.html
>
> Some candidates are Ant, Xerces, Xalan, xml-apis, Excalibur,
> ant-contrib, various Apache Commons stuff.
>
> See the list of supporting products being used by our Gump at
> [2] http://vmgump.apache.org/gump/public/forrest/forrest-test-basic/details.html
> The ones with "Annotation = Work Entity" are specific versions
> of some products. Of course Gump is using a packaged version
> of Cocoon-2.1.11 release, because Gump is not yet building the
> head of Cocoon-2.1 branch. See our Gump descriptor at [1] for
> more info.
>
> The rest in the list at [2] are the head of each product's
> development.
>
> So compare with what we have in our lib directories in SVN
> to see what might be upgraded.
>
> We are still using a very old version of Ehcache (v1.2.3)
> and Gump is not yet attempting to use the recent development version.
> So local testing would be needed to determine if that can
> be upgraded.
>
> If someone feels like doing those tasks, then please do.

I can help here but I thought we *didn't* do updates really close to a
release[1]?

[of course, I'm assuming we're close to a release:) ]

Thanks,
--tim

[1] - http://forrest.apache.org/procedures/release/How_to_release.html#prep

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