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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: User Feedback Request -- this means you!
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 22:13:52 GMT
Good points Tony, thanks.  We are delinquent in the crusty bug situation.  We'll see if we
can sort 
that out as we get through 1.1.

toby cabot wrote:
> Hi David!
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 12:00:35PM -0800, David Blevins wrote:
>>So this is the first of what I think should be a quarterly event.   
>>Geronimo is ultimately your project and we committers are but your  
>>humble servants.  To serve you best, we need some critical high level  
>>feedback to help us steer the project and focus on what matters most  
>>to you!
> OK, I'll start with things I like about Geronimo.  At the top of the
> list would have to be messages like yours.  Working with the Geronimo
> team is a pleasure, and I can't say that about every open source
> project that I've worked with.
> I like the emphasis on making things "just work."  There's lots to be
> done in that area (this is j2ee after all) but over the last couple of
> years the dev team has made it a lot easier to deploy and run by
> whittling down the complexity of the DD's needed.
> I like that the developers think like users.  Example: a couple of
> times I've seen deployment messages like "element foo doesn't work
> anymore, try element bar."  Projects like Geronimo move fast, so it's
> hard to keep up.  Pointers like this help a lot because they point me
> in the right direction.
>>Please, every user out there, give us your top 5 things we can do to  
>>make Geronimo better for you.
> I think my list will be a little off-the-wall since I'm not going to
> focus on features:
> 1. There are currently 293 unassigned bugs.  A few are mine, and it's
> discouraging.  I'd suggest assigning them to a developer quickly, even
> if she can't work on them right off the bat.  At least that way I know
> that someone's responsible for looking at it.
> 2. I've lost track of the wiki situation, but it looks as if there are
> still two active wikis.  It would be great if these could be merged
> into one.
> 3. Better Javadoc.  Geronimo's code is solid and the architecture is
> very robust, but a lot of what makes Geronimo cool gets lost because
> it's not documented in places where wanna-be developers can find it.
> Javadoc is a fantastic doc system, we really need to take better
> advantage of it.
> That's all I can think of for now, but I'll second the previous
> suggestions for more frequent releases.
> Thanks!
> Toby

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