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From Ted Husted <>
Subject Re: When is the next release?
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2003 11:36:05 GMT
IMHO, the next minor release can happen whenever someone is ready to 
step up to the plate and volunteer to be the Release Manager.

AFAIK, right now, we are in a "evolutionary mode"; so, anything we are 
checking into the CVS should be, as far as the Committer knows, ready 
for prime time as soon as we check it in. If any "revolutionary code" is 
proposed, we should be sure to release what's already on board before 
making those types of changes to the HEAD.

If someone sees something going into the HEAD that looks dicey, then it 
should be addressed right away. Any of us can unilaterally veto a change 
on technical grounds before a release, but once the change is released, 
it becomes the new status quo. The ability for any of us to roll a 
majority-vote release is the check-and-balance for the unilateral 
product-change veto.

I was away last week (and getting ready to go away the week before), but 
I'll be trying to chip away at some of the patches on my list now. But 
if anyone is ready to be the RM and roll a 1.2 Release Candidate, that 
would be fine with me. During the last cycle, I continued to update the 
Roadmap page with more background on the release process, if anyone is 
looking for primers.

One thing that that we should remember to trumpet loudly is that we 
[meaning mostly David :)] have started to remove many of the 
longstanding deprecations. So, for example, any Struts 1.0.x Actions 
that use the old Action statics or the old perform method won't compile 
under Struts 1.2.0+ (when released).

While this may seem like a brief deprecation period to some people, 
things like this have been deprecated for several months, or even over a 
year, so the time is definitely nigh =:0)


James Mitchell wrote:
> So, has it been a whole 2 weeks now???  ;)
> Isn't it about time we release a new version with the latest bug fixes?
> Other than bug fixes and simple enhancements, are there any plans or have 
> there been any definite decisions on what will go into Struts 1.1.1 or 1.2.0?  
> At this point it seems rather open as to what goes into the next release(s).  

Ted Husted,
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