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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: 1.3-alpha-9 build
Date Thu, 02 Mar 2006 17:32:40 GMT

On Mar 2, 2006, at 1:02 AM, Mark Womack wrote:

> I will be doing the build tomorrow night (3/2).  If you have any  
> checkins or updates to the HISTORY.txt, please get them in before  
> 6pm US Pacific time.
> thanks,
> -Mark

I saw that the Version class and versionInfo was added and it seems  
undesirable to me as it breaks with Java platform conventions.  I'll  
add comments to the associated bug, but I think the right approach  
would be to bring us closer to traditional Java version branding.  It  
has only been in the SVN for hours and haven't been engaged on the  
issue, but it seems one that I would either -0 or -1 a release with  
it in.  I would suggest rolling back the Version stuff for now.

As far as I know the watchdog tests are still failing on the Gump  
machine frequently.  It seemed bad enough to put out one release  
while Gump was failing but two seems a bit much.

The hyphens in the version designation in the jar and package names  
confuse Maven, however calling it 1.3alpha9 or 1.3.alpha9 would avoid  
the problem.

There were a couple of reports of known compatibility issues that had  
not been addressed, particularly subclassing of PatternLayout,  
o.a.l.RollingFileAppender, o.a.l.DailyRollingFileAppender, and  
DOMConfigurator.  For each of the classes, the current implementation  
is substantially different and previous extension points are no  
longer available.  These were reported as compatibility issues in the  
compatibility report, but that they were independently reported by  
others from their testing suggests that they are not dismissible.

I don't think that it is desirable to release another alpha at this  
point.  In my mind an alpha is an implicit request for feedback from  
a larger community and that we have not addressed the feedback from  
alpha8 at all, I don't think it is desirable to put out an alpha9 at  
this time.

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