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From anita kulshreshtha <a_kuls...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: M5 Cut proposal date
Date Wed, 07 Sep 2005 12:18:27 GMT


--- David Jencks <david_jencks@yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Sep 6, 2005, at 7:09 AM, Jeff Genender wrote:
> 
> > Now that we frozen the list for what will go into
> M5, and based on the
> > answers for QA/release dates, I propose the QA cut
> for M5 to occur on 
> > Sept
> > 21, followed by a release on September 28.
> 
> I'm very worried by this proposal.  I would prefer a
> much quicker 
> schedule.  I have reviewed the issues marked for M5
> and believe the 
> following are the only ones we should get into M5,
> and some of these 
> are optional.  I would like to know if anyone is
> determined to fix any 
> other issues marked for M5 in the near future and
> when they expect to 
> get them done.  Waiting around while no one does any
> work on these 
> issues will only frustrate those wishing to add new
> post-M5 
> functionality.
> 
> I propose we deal with the following issues and make
> the M5-QA branch 
> no later than this friday Sept 9.  With luck we will
> be able to 
> complete tck testing fairly quickly and get the
> release out within a 
> week.
> 
> 940 -- dual contribution code
> 754 HOWL version upgrade
> 980 Jetty version upgrade
> 817 deploy-jsr88 module has dependency on openejb
> 945 jmDNS lgpl dependency
> 730/731 sample apps -- do these need to go through
> incubator or can I 
> just commit them?
> 699 welcome app patches
    I will submit the improved version (minor changes)
before Sept 9th.

Thanks
Anita

> 
> and the big one...
> 883/890 login/security improvements.  I would like
> to discuss with Alan 
> the prospects for completing this quickly.  If we
> can't get it done 
> soon I think we should postpone it.
> 
> In my view all the other issues would be nice to
> have but unless 
> someone is willing to commit right now to fixing
> them right now we 
> should leave them out of M5.  I fear that unless we
> take a ruthless 
> approach to what is in M5 releasing it will drag on
> for months.  We 
> have some great new functionality with tomcat
> included and easy to use, 
> lets get it out to our prospective users as soon as
> we can.
> 
> many thanks,
> david jencks
> 
> 


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