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From Zoran Avtarovski <zo...@sparecreative.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] iBATIS Project Team Moving to Google Code
Date Mon, 31 May 2010 02:47:26 GMT
I don¹t mean to be a pain, but is there a way of subscribing to the new list
without having to join google? I really don¹t want to have another account
to manage, especially with them.

I¹m happy to do it through nabble as I already use them.

Z.


> 
> 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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