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From Yegor Kozlov <ye...@dinom.ru>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of POI 3.5-beta4
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2008 07:08:25 GMT
I didn't know that this week is a short one in the US.
As Dave suggested, I can extend the vote till December 1. Will it be OK to you?

Yegor

> -1 on pro forma that the voting should end next week.  It is a very
> short week in the US.
> 
> -Andy
> 
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Yegor Kozlov <yegor@dinom.ru> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> As you may noticed, there has been much development activity in POI over the
>> last two months.
>> There have been quite a few bug fixes and improvements, especially in the
>> OOXML part of POI.
>> So, I think it's time for a next beta (hopefully the last one before
>>  3.5-FINAL).
>>
>> The release artifacts can be downloaded from the following URL:
>>    http://people.apache.org/~yegor/REL_3_5_BETA4
>>
>> The revision number of the release is r719547 and tagged as REL_3_5_BETA4.
>>
>> Below is a short summary of key changes:
>>
>>  (1) XSSF module has been significantly reworked and reached the state close
>> to its HSSF counterpart.
>>
>> To help you evaluate the current state of XSSF I created a set of rich
>> examples. The examples are based on common XSSF-HSSF interfaces so that you
>> can generate either *.xls or *.xlsx output just by setting a command-line
>> argument:
>>
>> http://poi.apache.org/spreadsheet/examples.html
>> Sample output can be download from
>> http://people.apache.org/~yegor/ss_examples/
>>
>>  (2) JDK 1.5 is now a minimum requirement.
>>
>>  (3) Finally, 3.5-beta4 fully supports Maven. All POI dependencies including
>> ooxml-schemas and OpenXML4J are now on the central Maven repository.
>>
>>  (4) This time there are no special artifacts for Maven. The Maven artifacts
>> are deployed by a auto-generated script created by the "ant dist" command.
>> See http://people.apache.org/~yegor/REL_3_5_BETA4/mvn-deploy.sh.
>>
>>  (5) As usual, the release includes numerous bug fixes and improvements. The
>> list of changes is available in the change log:
>>  http://poi.apache.org/changes.html
>>
>>
>> The vote options are:
>>
>> [ ]+1  - I support the release
>> [ ] 0  - I don't care
>> [ ]-1  - I'm opposed to the release because...
>>
>> I'm voting [+1]. Voting will last a week and end on Friday, 28th November.
>>
>>
>> Yegor
>>
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