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From Jeff Genender <jgenen...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] 2.0 Release Criteria
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2007 20:32:50 GMT
Joe Bohn wrote:
> That looks like a lot of assemblies to me.  I'd personally prefer to
> ship just 4 (or 5) assemblies total with just 2 javaee5 assemblies. We
> could still certify all 4 javaee5 permutations even if we don't ship
> unique assemblies.  However, I think this is a "nice to have" rather
> than critical ... time and severity of problems would push us to claim
> certification for just 2 (maybe even just 1) configuration.
> 
> Anybody have any idea/guess how many users are mostly concerned with the
> minimal assemblies?  If most users (or a significant number) are on
> minimal then we might be spending too much energy trying to decide how
> many javaee5 permutations to deliver for very little user benefit.  Even
> if we deliver just the 2 javaee5 assemblies the users that have a strong
> opinion can easily reconfigure the server.  My hunch is that most of the
> strong opinions are developer opinions rather than opinions based upon
> user needs.

Then lets ask the community and get feedback.  I personally am speaking
to the CTS releases.  The minimals seem as a no-brainer to me.  I really
think the quad release is the way to go.

I think running the CTS 2 additional times will not create much of a
delay.  If it looks like it will, then we drop the 2 additional.  We
also are setting our sites on Tomcat/Axis2 and Jetty/CXF.  If we *can*
deliver that, then I think its safe to say that all 4 will pass.
However, its possible that it may end up as Jetty/Tomcat/CXF, because
that one works.

I guess to get closer to Kevan's point (and Kevan, correct me if I am
off base here), is...we have a certified stack.  Do we want to set a
date and draw a line in the sand for *some* release, whether its, 2 or 4
certified versions, and the mix of configuration is dependent on who
shows up as certified...and then have 2.0.1 be the official release of
all 4?  Or do we wait for Axis2 to catch up before an official 2.0 release?

Joe, may I ask why you are not up to a quad release if its just running
the tests 2 additional times and causing very little delay?

Jeff

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