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From "Jeff Genender" <>
Subject Re: Attacking M5 -- final steps (we hope)
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2005 19:36:20 GMT
I'll do GERONIMO-518.


> We are getting very close....
> (new) Last Issues
> -- axis snapshot.  I think this is our last snapshot.  We have not been
> able to find out when the official axis 1.3 release might be available.
>   If we can't get an answer really soon I think we should make a
> svn-revision-labelled release for ourselves.  I think David Blevins
> will attempt to pursue this more with the axis people.
> -- GERONIMO-518 commons-logging/tomcat/jetty classloader issue.  I
> think everyone has agreed to add commons logging to the exclusion list
> for M5 and pursue a better solution as soon as possible.  Is this
> correct? Who will apply the patch?
> -- installer update.  I think I've figured out how izpack works and I'm
> working on updating the setup.  Hopefully this will be done in a couple
> hours
> -- welcome app (not crucial but nice)  We have some tweaks to the
> welcome app to  improve its appearance etc.  Getting these applied to
> M5 would be nice.  Any takers?
> -- release notes  David Blevins is finishing these.
> Time Frame:
> I would like to get M5 out this weekend.  While this is definitely in
> line with the desires of my employer it is mostly because IMO M5 has
> gone on long enough and we aren't going to get anything else
> significant into it and I want to work on something else :-)
> While I finish up the installer work, I'm building M5 and will publish
> a snapshot shortly.  David Blevins and I will run the tck on it while
> we figure out what to do about axis.  We now have 9 machines available
> so we may be able to do this in about 8 to 10 hours.  Saturday morning
> we hope to have the axis issue resolved and we will tag M5, build a
> release candidate and commence testing it.  When we build the release
> candidate we'd like to call for a vote to release if the tck passes, as
> we did with M4 (hopefully the time between the candidate build and all
> the tests passing will be much shorter this time).
> David Blevins and I are both testing on linux x86.
> How does this look?  Any comments or objections?
> Many thanks,
> david jencks
> On Sep 26, 2005, at 2:30 PM, David Blevins wrote:
>>   - Easy switching from Jetty -> Tomcat
>>   - Snapshots (Javamail & Axis=>Dims, jUDDI & Scout=>Geir,
>> ServiceMix=>Hiram, tmpOrb=>Dain)
>>   - Version number of some sort in the schemas?
>> Is there anything else people think *must* be there to ship?
>> Again, we have to run the TCK on the final binary.   It would be great
>> if we could cut the final release by Wednesday and be finished TCK
>> testing by Friday.  To get there we will have the standard checklist
>> of stuff to do:
>>  1. clean the jira
>>  2. create release notes
>>  3. update readme files
>>  4. Change the version number in etc/ and the plugins
>>  5. Create our tag
>>  6. Cut and sign the binary and source distributions
>> Then it's just test and vote, both take two days and can be done at
>> the same time.
>> Any details I've missed?
>> -David

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