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From David Jencks <david_jen...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Thinking about a 2.2 release
Date Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:29:12 GMT

On Apr 15, 2009, at 8:23 AM, Donald Woods wrote:

> Should we try reverting trunk (2.2) to use the same levels of  
> OpenEJB and Axis as in the recent 2.1.4 release, to see how close we  
> would be to a release that passes the TCK?  That way, ActiveMQ 5.3- 
> SNAPSHOT would be the major difference left to resolve for a 2.2  
> release....
>

I think it would be more worthwhile to look into what is going wrong  
with the mdbs.  David Blevins doesn't think any mdb-related openejb  
code changed and ActiveMQ broke at least one other thing since the  
last time mdbs worked well.

thanks
david jencks


> -Donald
>
>
> Joe Bohn wrote:
>> I agree.  It would seem prudent to get 2.2 released with javaee 5  
>> and the improvements already in place.
>> I think it would be great if we could release the ee6 preview  
>> features as independent plugins (not sure if that is what you meant  
>> but that seems to be Donald's proposal).   I think that would  
>> simplify the release if possible and allow ee6 features to be  
>> worked and released after Geronimo 2.2.  However, I'm sure there is  
>> some upfront work to remove the integration that has already taken  
>> place.  I'm not sure if it is possible to release the ee 6 features  
>> independently but it would certainly be nice if we could.
>> Joe
>> David Jencks wrote:
>>> I wonder if we should think about a 2.2 release based on javaee  
>>> 5.  Trunk has a lot of improvements over 2.1 and I think it would  
>>> be good for our users to get something out before we do any really  
>>> major osgi-related refactorings.
>>>
>>> It would be great if we could provide javaee 6 previews for the  
>>> stuff we have done but this seems less essential to me at the  
>>> moment given the rapidly receding timeline for the ee6 spec.
>>>
>>> Stuff that makes plugins a lot easier:
>>>
>>> -- transitive dependencies from maven in car-maven-plugin
>>> -- gbean annotations
>>> -- classloader-per-jar (not yet in trunk)
>>>
>>> updated external project support:
>>>
>>> jaspi support (still needs tck)
>>> jetty 7 (@eclipse, this will now be servlet 2.5 compliant)
>>> activemq 5
>>>
>>> potential ee6 features:
>>>
>>> openejb ejb 3.1 support
>>> connector 1.6 support
>>> jetty 8 (proposed) servelt 3.0 support
>>> openjpa jpa 2.0 support (??? not sure how far along this is)
>>>
>>> I wonder if we can release these somewhat separately as early  
>>> access plugins.
>>>
>>> what do people think?
>>>
>>> thanks
>>> david jencks
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>


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