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From cowwoc <cow...@bbs.darktech.org>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] iBATIS Project Team Moving to Google Code
Date Fri, 21 May 2010 12:16:17 GMT

     Two questions:

1) Why the name change? Couldn't you keep the iBatis name even under 
Google Code?
2) Will you apply for an open-source license from JIRA or will you use 
Google Code's bug tracker? (I prefer the former from a usability point 
of view)

Gili

On 21/05/2010 3:54 AM, Clinton Begin wrote:
> *ANNOUNCEMENT*
>
> Eight years ago in 2002, I created the iBATIS Data Mapper and 
> introduced SQL Mapping as an approach to persistence layer 
> development.  Shortly thereafter, I donated the iBATIS name and code 
> to the Apache Software Foundation.  The ASF has been the home of 
> iBATIS for the past six years.
>
> A lot changes in six years.  By 2010 we've seen a great deal of 
> innovation and change in the areas of development methodology, source 
> control, social networking and open-source infrastructure.  As part of 
> the ASF, iBATIS has had only limited ability to benefit from some of 
> these new developments -- some of which are not all that new anymore.
>
> Our project has a committed team, a vibrant community, a great culture 
> of cooperation and some exciting new releases.  But we believe we can 
> make it even better.
>
> Therefore, the entire core development team of iBATIS has decided to 
> continue the development of the framework at a new home and with a new 
> name.
>
> This includes all of the iBATIS for Java committers:
>
>   * Clinton Begin
>   * Brandon Goodin
>   * Jeff Butler
>   * Larry Meadors
>   * Nathan Maves
>   * Kai Grabfelder
>
> And all of the iBATIS.NET committers:
>
>   * Michael McCurrey
>   * Ron Grabowski
>   * Michael Schall
>
> *NEW NAME AND HOME*
>
> Both the Java and .NET project teams have forked the software to 
> Google Code, where they'll continue to maintain it and create new 
> releases.
>
>  * The names of the new projects are: *MyBatis *and *MyBatis.NET*
>  * The website for the new projects is: http://www.mybatis.org 
> <http://www.mybatis.org/>
>  * Java Google Code Project: http://code.google.com/p/mybatis/
>  * .NET Google Code Project: http://code.google.com/p/mybatisnet/
>
> *QUESTIONS & ANSWERS*
>
> Some answers to obvious questions:
>
>  * The license will not change
>  * Your code will be fully compatible
>  * The package names and namespaces won't change anytime soon
>  * iBATIS 2 and 3 will be supported, with both 2.3.5 GA and 3.0.1 GA 
> releases becoming available immediately
>  * iBATIS.NET 1.x and 3.x will be supported, with a new release coming 
> available soon
>  * None of the existing Apache resources will be deleted
>  * The Apache project will be archived in the Apache Attic, if or when 
> it becomes stale
>
> *DATES*
>
>   * Now - The Confluence wiki is already frozen (due to login issues)
>   * By June 23rd - The Jira issue tracker will be changed to read-only 
> mode
>   * By June 30th - The team (mentioned above) will unsubscribe from 
> the Apache mailing lists
>   * July 1st, 2010 - Marks the 8th birthday of the framework!
>
> *GOALS*
>
> We believe can improve a number of things by making this move, 
> including (but not limited to):
>
>   * Lighter process
>   * More frequent releases
>   * Unified infrastructure
>   * Modernized tools (source control etc.)
>   * Build and deployment automation
>   * Easier to use mailing lists
>   * Single sign-on for users
>   * Greater community involvement
>   * More productive development team
>
> *NEXT STEPS*
>
> There are only a few things you need to do immediately, and a couple 
> that you'll need to do eventually.
>
>   1. Sign up for new mailing lists (now)
>   2. Use the new issue tracker and wiki (now)
>   3. Change bookmarks / links to the new site (now)
>   4. Download new build (when you need your next build)
>   5. Change DTD/XSD DOCTYPE headers in XML files (after you upgrade in 
> #4, but old doctypes will work with the new framework too)
>
> Full details for each of these steps can be found at the following 
> Wiki page.
>
> http://code.google.com/p/mybatis/wiki/DocIbatis2MyBatis
>
> Making this move is a big decision and a lot of work.  However, we 
> truly believe that the efforts will pay off.
>
> We'd like to thank the Apache Software Foundation for the past six 
> years of working together.
>
> We'll see you all on the other side.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Clinton Begin
> Original Creator of iBATIS
> http://www.mybatis.org <http://www.mybatis.org/>
>
>


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