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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: 1.2 Release - Whats in it and when?
Date Wed, 24 May 2006 07:46:57 GMT

On May 23, 2006, at 5:49 PM, David Jencks wrote:

> So, following your lead this is what I'm currently thinking of  
> working on, not necessarily in order:

I forgot helping with the axis2 and xfire integrations.

david jencks
> - global jndi.  I hope that this will involve advising Krishnakumar  
> rather than implementing it myself.
> - pluggable jacc.  This is sort of half done.  The remaining part  
> is making security get installed based on something other than our  
> geronimo-specific security elements in the geronimo plans, so other  
> guys can have a chance.  After that we can look at plugging in  
> other jacc implementations.  I think there's a tivoli  
> implementation, and I think we can turn Apache Directory and the  
> jetspeed 2 permission manager into 2 more.  At least one of these  
> is likely to provide something like direct principal-role mapping  
> that has IIRC sometimes been requested.
> - I'd like to turn the jetspeed 2 integration I worked on several  
> months ago into a geronimo plugin.  We'll see if more pressing  
> things come up, but I'd really like to get this in.  It might help  
> with the idea of installing console bits with plugins also.
> - help with maven 2 plugins if necessary.... I suspect Anita and  
> the others working on this may need no help however :-)
> -- I'm the proud owner :-) of some of the oldest open jiras,  
> especially around the J2CA stuff.  I'd like to finally get tests  
> going for these and close them out.  There's some refactoring  
> involved in some of these also.  I plan to take care of a  
> reasonable number of the other open jiras too :-)
> -- help out with the jetty 6 integration if needed.
> -- help out with wadi integration if needed.
> I'm sure plenty more things will turn up but this is  what I'm  
> thinking of at the moment.  I'm really looking forward to the stuff  
> matt and alan are talking about also.
> On May 23, 2006, at 1:44 PM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>> 1.1 is almost complete and its time to start thinking about 1.2.   
>> Aaron summarized the discussion at Java One in his note.  I  
>> believe Aaron even volunteered to be the release manager for 1.2 :)
>> Here's my 2c to get this off the ground.
>> I am planning on working in performance improvements around  
>> SPECjAppServer which will include improvements to OpenEJB as well  
>> as TranQL.
>> Also, I am interested in improving our inherent monitoring  
>> capability which currently is ghastly. This includes additional  
>> counters and metrics.  A GUI representation in the Console as well  
>> as perhaps collaborating with Alan on ARM instrumenting the server  
>> if he'll let me :)
>> I would prefer to not make this overly painful and ship something  
>> in short order.  Per Aaron's notes and I concur with this idea we  
>> should work on 12 week release cycles.  8 weeks for development  
>> and 4 for release / bug fixes, etc.  On this track we should cut a  
>> dev branch from head at the end of July and ship at the end of  
>> August.
> Good idea.  Lets see if we can succeed in actually doing this :-)
>> I would also like to focus on cleaning up the JIRAs (some that are  
>> two-years old are too old).
> Yay!
>> Upgrading our dependencies (there are newer versions of AMQ,  
>> Logging, and a whole host of other packages).
>> It would be nice if there was some XBean activity but that's more  
>> Dain's area.  (It would be really nice to include dynamic dll  
>> support in XBean like OSGi; hint hint)
>> Also, it would be nice as a project that if something cool isn't   
>> ready for our branch then it goes in the next release.  There  
>> always will be a next release.
> I'll try to adhere to this (he says while stuffing as many  
> backported features from trunk into 1.1 as possible :-)
>> Let the flood gates go.
>> Matt
> thanks
> david jencks

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