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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: Setting goals for upcoming releases
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:44:55 GMT
I think trying to release 3.0 sooner, and then sticking to 6 week release cycles would be a
better use of time. We're going to fix anything that arises but I don't believe there will
be widespread testing until 3.0 is released, and I don't believe many will pick up 3.x in
large-scale production environments until 3.1. I think the faster we get 3.0 out the better.

Shoot for October 1st, and then have the 3.0.1 release with fixes for the first wave of issues
raised in mid-November.

On Sep 2, 2010, at 7:34 PM, Brian Fox wrote:

> Now that Maven 3 beta 3 is out with Guice and Aether, we can pretty
> safely call it feature complete. I'd like to propose a few goals to
> get some things done. We have ApacheCon coming up the first week of
> November, and it would be great to set that as a target to get Maven
> 3.0 out the door.
> So far the feedback on the betas has been good but fairly limited. I
> think that without a clear plan, and our history with this mammoth
> release, people are probably reluctant to spend a lot of time testing
> each beta. In the past we've been successful pushing out release
> candidate builds and involving the user list. If we start that
> soonish, there should be plenty of time to uncover and fix
> regressions, especially if everyone pitches in. There's even time to
> cut another beta before we launch into the RCs if it's needed.
> So first of all, Benjamin, Herve, Kristian you've collectively done
> the majority of the work in M3 recently. Do you think the above is
> achievable and desirable? What does everyone else think?
> Secondly, For me personally, I'm going to commit to get the Maven
> Index code committed and to push updated releases of the dependency
> and enforcer plugins before ApacheCon. Anyone else want to ante up for
> some chunk of work and get things rolling?
> Thanks,
> Brian
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Jason van Zyl
Founder,  Apache Maven

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