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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
Subject Re: New Feature Wednesday
Date Fri, 12 May 2006 17:06:33 GMT

On May 11, 2006, at 6:01 AM, Joe Bohn wrote:

> I agree with everyone else that it is really great to have these  
> unstable builds being produced and posted on a regular basis!  It  
> will help encourage users to pick up the latest more quickly and  
> provide us with quicker feedback.

Definitely a good start.  It takes group participation to really take  
advantage.

> How is it expected that users will find these unstable builds?

We can link the Latest Unstable wiki page from the website.  We can  
also mention them when we fix problems, "I submitted/comitted a patch  
for this and it will be available in next Wednesday's build! (post  
link)"   Or when people have problems building, "Give the latest  
unstable a try and see how it goes.  (post link)"

> Is there some way to get to the unstable builds from the geronimo  
> web site?  I think more people would find it and use it if there  
> was a link from the downloads page to http://cvs.apache.org/dist/ 
> geronimo/unstable/ .

Absolutely.

> One more question:  How long will these builds "hang around"?  I  
> see that there are still builds from 1.0 out there.

The script arbitrarily keeps 14 past builds -- can be whatever number  
we choose.

> Just a nit - but it would be nice if we could put the most recent  
> build at the top of the list.

Sure.  Most people don't notice that page is sortable.  We can link  
it that way for convenience.

http://cvs.apache.org/dist/geronimo/unstable/?C=M;O=D

-David


> Joe
>
>
> David Blevins wrote:
>> All,
>> I've revived our script that creates unstable builds.  Further,  
>> I've  hooked it up to run every Wednesday at 6am PST.  I chose  
>> Wednesday as  it gives developers a couple days into the week to  
>> try and get  features in that they'd like people to try out.  It  
>> also gives a  couple days in the week for users to give feedback.
>> The goal is to have a nice steady drum beat of content reaching  
>> the  community to add more iterations to what is inherently an  
>> iterative  process.  More iterations means more interactions which  
>> means a  healthier community economy.  I could spend forever  
>> counting out the  benefits to the community and overall quality of  
>> the software  produced/consumed.
>> Here is the info for the very latest build:
>> Geronimo 1.1-405734 - May 10, 2006
>> http://cvs.apache.org/dist/geronimo/unstable/1.1-405734/
>> geronimo-1.1-405734-src.tar.gz
>> geronimo-1.1-405734-src.zip
>> geronimo-jetty-j2ee-1.1-405734.tar.gz
>> geronimo-jetty-j2ee-1.1-405734.zip
>> geronimo-jetty-minimal-1.1-405734.tar.gz
>> geronimo-jetty-minimal-1.1-405734.zip
>> geronimo-tomcat-j2ee-1.1-405734.tar.gz
>> geronimo-tomcat-j2ee-1.1-405734.zip
>> geronimo-tomcat-minimal-1.1-405734.tar.gz
>> geronimo-tomcat-minimal-1.1-405734.zip
>> Changelog:
>> http://opensource.atlassian.com/confluence/oss/display/GERONIMO/ 
>> Latest +Unstable
>> The changelog is automatically generated along with the unstable   
>> build, so keep an eye on that page for future updates!
>> All the best,
>> David
>
> -- 
> Joe Bohn
> joe.bohn at earthlink.net
>
> "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he  
> cannot lose."   -- Jim Elliot
>


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