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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adding a "Tech Preview" portlet group in Admin Console in G 2.0
Date Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:56:20 GMT

On Jul 28, 2007, at 1:41 AM, Vamsavardhana Reddy wrote:

> On 7/28/07, Kevan Miller <> wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2007, at 1:21 AM, Vamsavardhana Reddy wrote:
>> How about adding a "Tech Preview" portlet group in Admin Console  
>> in G 2.0 where we can include the portlets (for e.g., the "Create  
>> Plan" portlet Shiva is working on.  See 
>> jira/browse/GERONIMO-3254 ) for which user feedback will play a  
>> great role in improving those further.  Once we decide on whether  
>> to retain those or not, we can either move them out to a different  
>> group or remove them from Admin Console accordingly.
> Some of the new pluggable console support would have helped, here.  
> But that's not going into 2.0. Personally, sounds like this should  
> go into trunk, if it's not ready... Can still get good feedback...
> --kevan
> The idea is that if these portlets go in as part of a release with  
> binaries readily available for download, we have a better chance of  
> getting more users to try the portlets and possibly provide some  
> feedback too in the linked wiki pages.  If it goes only into trunk,  
> the users will still have to build the binaries from trunk, which  
> they may not want to/may not succeed due to some reason or the other.

Yes, I understood the idea.

If a committer thinks that this code is ready and wants to commit it,  
then why isn't it in trunk? If it was in trunk, then we could  
evaluate and discuss getting it into branches/2.0. I'm currently  
doubtful that it should go into 2.0...


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