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From Yegor Kozlov <ye...@dinom.ru>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release of POI 3.5-beta4
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2008 12:54:26 GMT
It looks like people in the US may not have time to evaluate the release because this week
is short.
With this in mind, I've decided to extend the vote deadline to Monday, December 1.

Yegor

> 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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