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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: 1.2 Fit and Finish
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 01:17:16 GMT
It isn't really possible to publish a "1.2" release like that.  It  
would break lots of stuff (like maven) that assumes that there will  
only ever be a single 1.2 release.  Why can't you test against a 1.2- 
timestamp release?


On Nov 1, 2006, at 5:55 AM, Paul McMahan wrote:

> One of the activities to coordinate when finalizing the release is
> updating the 1.2 plugin repository catalog at:
> to point at a repo where the 1.2 artifacts are published instead of
> the snapshot repo it currently points at.  For testing purposes it
> would be ideal to build Geronimo as version "1.2" (not "1.2rc1" or
> "1.2.timestamp" or something like that) and publish the 1.2 artifacts
> to a maven2 repo during the release candidate cycle.  That would allow
> us to test the plugin system in pretty much the exact state it will be
> when 1.2 is released.  Is that feasible?  If not then we may need to
> work out an alternate approach where the repository catalog gets
> updated after the release goes out and the artifacts get published.
> That makes me a little nervous though since it will be too late to
> make changes to the server if something doesn't work right.
> Best wishes,
> Paul
> On 10/30/06, Dain Sundstrom <> wrote:
>> In a typical Geronimo release we tend to spend a significant amount
>> of time in what I'll call the "Fit and Finish" phase.  This involves
>> tying up loose ends such as log levels, tools L&F, startup times,
>> licenses and so on.  Basically, the phase includes fixing all the
>> nits that cause people to vote -1 for a release (BTW no vetos in a
>> release vote).
>> Please, take a moment and respond to this email with any items you
>> feel should be cleaned up before we release the software.  That way
>> we can hopefully get these items out in the open and addressed while
>> we are finishing the TCK testing.  Please note that just because an
>> item is mentioned doesn't mean it must be completed before a
>> release.  The only thing required for a release it to successfully
>> pass a vote of the PMC, so if the item is critical to you, spend a
>> few minutes fixing it.
>> With any luck we should be able to have the server ready to ship
>> about the same time we finish the TCK testing.
>> -dain

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