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From "Alex Blewitt" <alex.blew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] proposal : starting a release train
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2007 17:03:53 GMT
At this stage, are we allowed to use the trademark Java in the name
since we haven't passed the TCK?

Alex.

On 08/03/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
> On Mar 8, 2007, at 5:05 AM, Sian January wrote:
>
> > Hi Geir,
> >
> > Just a quick thought about the names.  I like the idea of having
> > milestone
> > releases (M1, M2 etc).  However if the release is called "Apache
> > Harmony Pre
> > M1" or "Apache Harmony M1", and then we want to use M1, M2 etc for
> > future
> > versions like Java 6 and Java 7 how will we tell the difference
> > between the
> > Java 5 M1 release and the Java 6 M1 release?
>
> That's a good question...
>
> I think that once we get out the door, maybe we call it
>
>    Apache Harmony Java SE 5 M1
>
> or
>
>    Apache Harmony Java SE 6 M1
>
> or
>
>    Apache Harmony v5 M1
>
> or
>
>   Apache Harmony v6 M1
>
> or
>
>    I dunno... :)
>
> If you have another idea, go for it :)
>
> I just wanted to give us names to start using for sorting bugs,
> targeting features, and working towards.
>
> geir
>
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sian
> >
> >
> >
> > On 07/03/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> This is a new thread, building on the thread that Mikhail started, to
> >> get away from some of the shoals we encountered.
> >>
> >> I'd like to propose we start a formal release schedule :
> >>
> >> *  Monthly releases, targeted for the last day of each
> >>     month. (IOW, avoid the April 1 release)
> >>
> >> *  For some set of platforms that we support
> >>
> >> *  Regression free (if we support an app or feature in release X,
> >>     we support it in X+1 unless we agree in a vote to
> >>     regress).
> >>
> >> A lot of good things will come from starting down this road :
> >>
> >> 1) We can start putting together the process to decide on "code
> >> freeze", building and testing, etc.
> >>
> >> 2) This will allow us to do JIRA triage that is meaningful - we can
> >> pre-set the releases in JIRA, and bucket the JIRAs into the release
> >> buckets
> >>
> >> 3) We can chart out what we want to do in Wiki (and then harvest for
> >> the site) what we hope to accomplish in each release.  Up to now, the
> >> roadmap was very high-level, and for the most part, we've been
> >> amazingly good at following it (especially considering it was a SWAG
> >> done in response to a question I got on a concall once...)  I would
> >> love to see us chart out the remainder of the API, some sense of VM
> >> feature (like "switch to GCv5"), and a set of apps we plan to have
> >> running.
> >>
> >> An important element to this will be naming.  I think that as we're
> >> just figuring this out, we should avoid date-oriented names (like
> >> "March", "April"...) so we can shift the schedule as need be.  While
> >> I like the "M1, M2, M3" scheme,  I personally utterly detest the
> >> "1.0-
> >> M1" approach, as it ties your hands horribly.  I think that we should
> >> avoid prefixing a version number for now, and use version numbers
> >> when we get the JCK and can plan out a 0.5, 0.6, 0.7... to 1.0 train
> >>
> >> So it could be
> >>
> >> Apache Harmony Pre M1
> >> Apache Harmony Pre M2
> >> Apache Harmony Pre M3
> >> ...
> >>
> >> for now.   This is really common and banal.  Boring....
> >>
> >> We're building on the shoulders of giants here, and I think it would
> >> be nice to honor those that came before us.  Here's a list of great
> >> people in the history of Java who I'd love to honor, as many are my
> >> heros :
> >>
> >> 1) "Hamilton" (Graham, The Enforcer)
> >> 2) "Bloch" (Josh, API hero)
> >> 3) "Gafter" (Neil, API hero)
> >> 4) "Bracha" (Gilad, VM hero)
> >> 5) "Click" (Cliff Click, hotspot hero)
> >> 6) "Gingel" (Rob, Chief Engineer, and guy who grokked OSS)
> >> 7) "Detlefs" (David, GC hero)
> >> 8) "Lindholm" (Tim, VM spec guy)
> >> 9) "Yellin" (Frank, VM spec guy)
> >>
> >> Thoughts?  Comments?  Flames?
> >>
> >> geir
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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