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From "Miro Walker" <miro.wal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Jackrabbit 1.1
Date Fri, 06 Oct 2006 09:38:49 GMT
Yeah - it's a fair point. The problem with the deadlock-related stuff
is that it's not such an easy job to contribute in this area. The
locking code is distributed widely throughout the core, and ideally
what's required is a design rethink for the versioning functionality
in jackrabbit. While other bug-fixes are quite reasonable to expect
contributions for, deadlock is almost inevitably going to need to be
sorted out by the longer-standing developers I think.

I'm persuaded re: releasing 1.1, though, I'm just concerned that this
issue is dragging along and I can't see an easy way to get it fixed.
In our case the only workaround has been to single-thread the entire
application and put up with total user lockout during long-running



On 10/6/06, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10/6/06, Miro Walker <miro.walker@gmail.com> wrote:
> > [x] -1 Don't release until deadlock-related issues are fixed (e.g.
> > JCR-546). It just strikes me that major stability issues such as these
> > in the core of Jackrabbit should be dealt with as a priority before
> > further releases. Of course if the fix time is too long, then perhaps
> > that's not possible...?
> I'd downgrade JCR-546 from Critical to Major, since the issue only
> affects use cases with concurrent versioning operations. It's also
> been open since August, and I don't see any immediate action being
> taken on it (contributions are welcome :-).
> Apart from that, there are always going to be open issues in an
> actively developed software product. The 1.1 release contains a large
> number of fixes and features that are very useful for a large
> audience, and I see no reason why we should delay getting those out
> just because of some open issues. It's not like 1.1 will be the last
> Jackrabbit release, I'll probably do a 1.1.1 later on and would like
> to have 1.2 out at the end of the year.
> The only issues I'd consider as real blockers are legal issues like
> JCR-573 and technical issues that cause Jackrabbit to fail the JSR 170
> TCK.
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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