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From "Prasad Kashyap" <goyathlay.geron...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The Drive to Five
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:57:43 GMT
Wow ! Seeing dates and milestones has me really motivated.

I'm ready !!!

Cheers
Prasad

On 11/15/06, Matt Hogstrom <matt@hogstrom.org> wrote:
> I've been noodling over our Java EE 5.0 release of Geronimo and had
> some ideas I wanted to share.
>
> Given that the J2EE space is highly competitive I would love to see
> us have a Java EE 5.0 implementation out before Java One.  We might
> not be the first on the block but we'll be in the pack and that will
> be huge for us in terms of showing we came from behind with J2EE 1.4
> a few years late and now were on a par with our other Open Source
> projects in terms of having software available.  The other cool
> features like plugins will simply set us apart.
>
> My personal goal is to work towards a full release of Apache Geronimo
> 2.0 (perhaps it should be 5.0 :)  available around the end of March
> in 2007.  In order to have a version available by that date we need
> to deliver some milestones earlier so we can get user feedback, tweak
> the server and fix some bugs.  So here is my thinking, let me know
> how this sounds to you.
>
> December
> 22nd - Release Milestone 1  this release would include:
>    Java 1.5 as the base JDK
>    JSP 2.1 (Jetty and Tomcat)
>    JSF 1.2
>    Java Mail
>    JTA 1.1
>    JMS 1.1 (Active MQ 4)
>    JPA (Open JPA)
>    EJB 2.1 (Open EJB 2.3/2?)
>    JSTL
>
> This release would not be certified but would be an incremental
> version for people to noodle on
>
> January
> 26th - Release Milestone 2
>    Add EJB 3.0 in its current form (need David's input on this)
>    JAXB
>    JEE Mgmt 1.1
>    Web Services 1.2 (perhaps the Axis guys or Celtixfire folks have
> some thoughts on this)
>
>
>
> February
> 23rd (or March 2nd) - Release Candidate 1
>
>
> March
> 16th - Release Candidate 2
> 30th - Version 2.0 Available
>
>
> This is a really rough outline of a delivery schedule.  I know Apache
> is not a machine and we're about community.  My hope is that we as a
> community will have a common goal to work towards and that a schedule
> will help guide us.  If we end up missing the dates because we're not
> there then so be it.  I think a good piece of software is worth the
> wait but I really want us to hold our heads high when people look at
> our stack compared to other alternatives.
>
> In order to achieve these goals we'll need to get cracking on an EE
> 5.0 release quickly.  It looks like Dain has been getting 1.2 ready
> with lots of help and I'm hoping that we'll be able to branch trunk
> in to a 1.2 branch this Friday.  It will be awesome for folks to get
> a 1.2 in their hands for production use as well as a milestone on
> Java EE 5.0 in December.  I'd like to get the EE 5.0 work going in
> trunk (best option) or an official branch *(least desireable) this
> Friday.  Either way I'd like to officially kick off the Drive to Five !
>
> Are you ready ?
>
> Matt Hogstrom
> matt@hogstrom.org
>
> "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
> Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day."
>
>
>

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