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From Donald Woods <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Geronimo 2.0.3 release
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2008 20:55:02 GMT
I think releasing 2.0.3 is in the best interest of the community, given 
the security fixes that it contains.  It also gives us a way to announce 
to our users that this will be the last 2.0.x release (which we never 
really did for 1.1.x) and that they should start moving to 2.1.x or 2.2 
for any new projects.


Joe Bohn wrote:
> I apologize for not raising this question on the earlier thread.
> I'm wondering if it is a good idea to release a 2.0.3 at this point in 
> time.  We've had several releases of 2.1.x (four) and we'll hopefully 
> release 2.2 in the not too distant future.  I'm a little concerned that 
> releasing a 2.0.3 now will just encourage people to continue on the 
> 2.0.* base rather than taking the plunge and moving up to 2.1.*.  It's 
> been a year since we released 2.0.2 and in addition to the security 
> fixes there have been a lot of other fixes/enhancements in the 2.1 branch.
> What are the big stumbling blocks that prevent a user from moving from 
> 2.0.2 to 2.1.3 to resolve the security concerns?
> Rather than releasing 2.0.3, should we maybe consider a greater focus on 
> ensuring there is a smooth migration path from 2.0.2 to 2.1.3?  Once we 
> have clearly identified any issues and ensured that we have adequate 
> directions we could notify the user community that there will be no 
> further 2.0.* releases and encourage them to move to 2.1.3.  It might 
> actually be easier for us to release 2.0.3 in the short term, but sooner 
> or later users will have to address the migration issues ... so I'm just 
> wondering if it might be a better use of our time to address those 
> migration issues now.
> Joe
> Jay D. McHugh wrote:
>> The 2.0.x brach got sidelined by an intermittent
>> ConcurrentModificationException during stress testing.  But, recently
>> there were a number of security issues found that apply to 2.0.2.
>> So, I think it's time to start the discussion for a Geronimo 2.0.3
>> release (It actually already was started).
>> Server fixes/enhancements are listed on the Release Status page (work in
>> progress)-
>> Details on included security fixes in dependent components are listed on
>> the Security page -
>> I have already begun moving issues into 2.0.4 - Does anyone have
>> additional fixes they would like to include in 2.0.3 before we cut the
>> branch and start the release process?
>> If I have moved an issue that you want to work on (And you have time to
>> work on it right away) move it back onto a 2.0.3 fix and assign it to
>> yourself.
>> Jay

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