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From Stuart Monteith <stuk...@stoo.me.uk>
Subject Re: First Release, tutorial
Date Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:23:19 GMT
Hi,
    I've been notified that the tutorial has been cancelled. We ought to 
keep
an eye on ApacheCon Europe 2010. We should have a number of releases 
under our
belt by then and should have more experiences to pass on.

Regards,
    Stuart

Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> (this email is just personal opinions with my mentor hat removed)
>
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Steve Poole <spoole167@googlemail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I'd vote for not doing it Stuart, your on the hook as you're down as the
>> tutor.    Perhaps we can go for the next ApacheCon?
>>     
>
> perhaps but i'd recommend thinking hard before turning this one down...
>
> ApacheCon is a great experience, and offers a great chance to learn
> and network. this one is the 10th birthday bash and is going to be
> very special indeed. if the tutorial offers a way to attend that you
> wouldn't otherwise have then you may well later regret turning the
> offer down.
>
>   
>> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:17 PM, Stuart Monteith <stukato@stoo.me.uk> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> +1
>>>
>>> I also think it's too early. There is no sign on the mailing list of people
>>> trying out what we have already - I'd like more insight from community
>>> members
>>> before taking it to a tutorial.
>>>       
>
> perhaps it might be worthwhile talking to an old hand who regularly
> does tutorials at ApacheCon.  want me to try to set something up?
>
>   
>>> Steve Poole wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 5:39 PM, Stuart Monteith <stukato@stoo.me.uk>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>  It turns out that of our submissions to ApacheConUS 2009, one was
>>>>> accepted. Oddly enough, it was a tutorial rather than a presentation.
>>>>> Here are the details:
>>>>>  http://us.apachecon.com/c/acus2009/speakers/282
>>>>>
>>>>> Before such a thing occurs there should be a release of some sort of
our
>>>>> project's code.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was wondering what people (esp. mentors)  thought about that. The code
>>>>> itself would be like an alpha release.  This would hopefully encourage
>>>>> discussion and early adoption, and possible participation.
>>>>>           
>
> release often, release early :-)
>
> i don't know the code but IMHO it's worthwhile thinking about whether
> 'alpha' is really the best description
>
> for example, IMHO
>
> * kato-1.0-alpha implies that 1.0 is pretty much done but the code
> hasn't had the real life testing required to be sure that the quality
> is there. once an alpha is shipped, i would expect the code to be
> stable, with just bug fixes until a 1.0
> * kato-0.1 implies that kato is short of features and is not mature as
> an API but that the code quality is reasonable as far as it goes
> * kato-M1 implies that kato is immature and under very active
> development but that this milestone offers an island of stability
>
>   
>>>>> The steps I think would should take towards a release would include:
>>>>>  o Writing documentation
>>>>>           
>
> documentation is essential when developing a user base. IMHO if aiming
> for a 0.1 or an M1, minimal documentation would be ok.
>
>   
>>>>>  o Improving the website  - it's difficult to ascertain what we are
>>>>> offering. The binaries would be linkable from here.
>>>>>           
>
> got to have something to offer first ;-)
>
> IMHO users tend to want a binary to play. so, i'd probably wait until
> kato has some sort of binary available before improving the website.
>
>   
>>>>>  o Establishing on this mailing list our current state.
>>>>>
>>>>> There is a release process drafted here:
>>>>> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html , but I'm not
>>>>> sure how achievable all of that is at this stage of the project.
>>>>>           
>
> it's usually easier to cut a release whilst a project is young and
> simple: the longer it's left, the more work it usually turns out to
> be.
>
>   
>>>>> I'll be very interested in what everyone's thoughts are.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> One question I have is what is the expectation on tutorials at
>>>>>           
>>>> ApacheCon?    I'm sure we can create the necessary material but I worry
>>>> about offering a tutorial for something as early in its life as Kato.
>>>>         
>
> a tutorial is long, hands-on small-group training session paid for by
> those attending
>
> judging from the pitch
> (http://us.apachecon.com/c/acus2009/sessions/397) i would expect an
> expert session heavy on JSR326 and practical experiences with kato as
> the tool being used for the problem solving. for a tutorial practical
> as described, kato doesn't need to be finished just useful as a
> practical problem solving tool.
>
> - robert
>   

-- 
Stuart Monteith
http://blog.stoo.me.uk/


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