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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: [5.0.3] Tag soon, 5.0 release plan
Date Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:36:39 GMT
+1. Sounds good. I'll try to keep track of common topics from tomcat-user 
land to indicate what documentation areas need most help.

A feature I want to add (post tagging and haven't started yet) is integrating 
lucene into the tomcat-docs.


Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Hi,
> I am nearly done with the features I wanted to add for 5.0.3 (and the 
> changelog is pretty big), so I plan to tag 5.0.3 at the end of this week 
> (friday, but more likely saturday).
> I don't know if there are some more major features that people would 
> like to see in 5.0.x (if that's the case, please add items to the status 
> page in the docs), but as far as I am concerned, 5.0.x is nearly feature 
> complete. What's missing is better docs, and lots of tweaks and fixes.
> Because of that, I plan to write a release plan for Tomcat 5.0.x, 
> outlining a tentative schedule and objective for betas and eventually a 
> stable release (which as a reminder won't happen until the new specs are 
> final).
> Note: the rationale behind the "no final before the specs" is beacause:
> - if the specs change and modify a behavior that was introduced in the 
> new specs, we'd have to break our API / behavior, which is not really 
> acceptable
> - it's a chicken and egg problem: if there's no spec, people will 
> (likely) prefer using Tomcat 4.1.x, and so Tomcat 5.0.x wouldn't get 
> enough testing to warrant the "stable" label
> Given the last point, the best IMO would be to make a "RC"-like release 
> when the specs are released, followed a few weeks later by a final.
> Comments ?
> Remy
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