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From Frédéric Esnault <f...@legisway.com>
Subject RE: Jackrabbit press release
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:55:44 GMT

Hi Jukka !

First of all, let me say that I think Jackrabbit 2.0 release would be a perfect reason for
going public (press). I mut admit I didn't really had a deep look into the 2.0 features and
improvements compared to 1.3 (and 1.4), but I guess there is some good reason to enjoy (I'll
check this out later, currently working on a deref-in-predicate turnaround).

About 1.4 release of Jackrabbit, I'm less enthusiastic, because I think some issues should
definitely be addressed, or at least discussed and if the decision is to do nothing about
them (yet), some damn good reasons should be found and organized into a clear and convincing
"counter-attack" speech. Why am I saying this? Simply because going public means bringing
on the project many people's attention, and most of them will only notice the problems and
limitations of the product. And I think there is not enough progress about some major issues
(administration (checkForReferencesInContent, checkForConflictingContent, trivial changes
on node types only...) , queries (no joins, no dereferencing in predicates,...)).

Jackrabbit 1.4 will definitely be enjoyable, some points are very interesting to me, like
the configurable lucene indexing, the ocm, and I must miss some others, but I don't really
think it will be the good version for a press release.

Maybe I'm not supposed to answer your mail, as I'm not a member of Day, and even not an official
Jackrabbit developer, but now you have my point of view, whether you want it or not ;)
Frédéric Esnault 

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Jukka Zitting [mailto:jukka.zitting@gmail.com] 
Envoyé : vendredi 29 juin 2007 12:33
À : dev@jackrabbit.apache.org
Objet : Jackrabbit press release


Apache projects can issue formal press releases when there are some
major new stuff to be announced beyond the normal technical audience.
Press releases are a good way to generate interest within the press,
analysts, and other similar audiences.

Jackrabbit 2.0 with JCR 2.0 support will definitely be a good reason
for doing a press release, but I'm wondering if we should also do a
press release for Jackrabbit 1.4 later this year. It seems like 1.4 is
becoming our coolest release since Jackrabbit 1.0 and the timing would
coincide nicely with ApacheCon US.



Jukka Zitting

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