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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject [VOTE] Release Apache Jackrabbit 2.0-alpha9
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:09:28 GMT
Hi,

Here's the first JSR 283 feature-complete Jackrabbit 2.0 alpha release
candidate:

    http://people.apache.org/~jukka/jackrabbit/2.0-alpha9/

See the RELEASE-NOTES.txt file (also included at the end of this
message) for details about this release. The release candidate is a
jar archive of the sources in
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jackrabbit/tags/2.0-alpha9. The SHA1
checksum of the release package is
bbbade8f5411a3bcefb69d023e3fecc5f927c65e.

Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Jackrabbit 2.0-alpha9.
The vote is open for the next 72 hours and passes if a majority of at
least three +1 Jackrabbit PMC votes are cast.

    [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Jackrabbit 2.0-alpha9
    [ ] -1 Do not release this package because...

Here's my +1.

BR,

Jukka Zitting


Release Notes -- Apache Jackrabbit -- Version 2.0-alpha9

Introduction
------------

This is an alpha release of Apache Jackrabbit 2.0. This release implements
a pre-release version of the JCR 2.0 API, specified by the Java Specification
Request 283 (JSR 283, http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=283).

The purpose of this alpha release is to allow people to test and review
the new JCR 2.0 features before they are finalized. Feedback to both the
Jackrabbit project and the JSR 283 expert group is highly appreciated.
Note that an alpha release is not expected to be feature-complete or
otherwise suitable for production use.

Changes in this release
-----------------------

Jackrabbit 2.0 is a major upgrade from the earlier 1.x releases. The most
notable changes in this release are:

  * Upgrade to JCR 2.0. This Jackrabbit release implements and is based
    on a pre-release version of the JCR 2.0 API. All of the features
    required by the JSR 283 specification have been implemented.

  * Upgrade to Java 5. All of Jackrabbit (except the jcr-tests component)
    now requires Java 5 as the base platform. Java 1.4 environments are no
    longer supported.

  * Removal of deprecated classes and features. Jackrabbit 2.0 is not
    backwards compatible with client code that used any classes or features
    that had been deprecated during the 1.x release cycle.

  * Separate JCR Commons components. Many of the general-purpose JCR
    components like JCR-RMI and OCM are now developed and released
    separately from the Jackrabbit content repository. See the individual
    components for their most recent releases.

  * Data store feature enabled in the default repository configuration.

For more detailed information about all the changes in this and other
Jackrabbit releases, please see the Jackrabbit issue tracker at

    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR

Release Contents
----------------

This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a jar file.
The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.

The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jackrabbit/dist/KEYS.

About Apache Jackrabbit
-----------------------

Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content
Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a
hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured
content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and
more.

For more information, visit http://jackrabbit.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation
------------------------------------

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legal, and financial support for more than 100 freely-available,
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enables individual and commercial users to easily deploy Apache software;
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