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From Jean-Francois Arcand <Jeanfrancois.Arc...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Tomcat 5.0 release plan
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2003 16:25:31 GMT
+1

-- Jeanfrancois

Remy Maucherat wrote:
> I have updated the dates mentioned in the release plan (given that 
> Tomcat 5 can't go to beta before the end of last month ;-) ). It now 
> calls for a beta before the 15th of August, which means either Tomcat 
> 5.0.6 or 5.0.7 would have to be declared beta to fit the schedule 
> (assuming the one release per week keeps on, plus one week test/vote to 
> decide on the build stability). Of course, the release plan would be 
> affected by last minute changes or delays in the Servlet and JSP 
> specifications.
> 
> I consider the current 5.0.6 build to be feature complete, so I believe 
> this schedule is realistic. I volunteer to continue being the release 
> manager for this Tomcat branch.
> 
> This release plan vote if a maority vote. Please send any comments on 
> the release plan ASAP if some modifications are required.
> 
> <ballot>
> [ ] +1 I approve this release plan, and I will help
> [ ] +0 I approve this release plan
> [ ] -0 I disagree with the release plan
> [ ] -1 I am against this release plan
> </ballot>
> 
> <comments>
> </comments>
> 
> Remy
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> $Id: RELEASE-PLAN-5.0.txt,v 1.2 2003/08/04 08:17:02 remm Exp $
> 
>                       Release Plan for Apache Tomcat 5.0
>                       ==================================
> 
> 
> Introduction:
> ------------
> 
> This document is a release plan for the final release of Apache Tomcat 5.0.
> 
> The goal of the Apache Tomcat 5.0 final release is to provide a stable
> container that supports 100% of the mandatory requirements of the Servlet 2.4
> and JSP 2.0 specifications, as well as to improve and add many useful 
> additional features on top of the existing Apache Tomcat 4.1.x releases.
> 
> Apache Tomcat 5.0 includes the following major new features over 
> Apache Tomcat 4.1:
> 
>     * Performance optimizations and reduced garbage collection
>     * Refactored application deployer, with an optional standalone deployer 
>       allowing validation and compilation of a web application before putting 
>       it in production
>     * Complete server monitoring using JMX and the manager web application
>     * Scalability and reliability enhancements
>     * Improved Taglibs handling, including advanced pooling and tag plugins
>     * Improved platform integration, with native Windows and Unix wrappers
>     * Embedding of Tomcat using JMX
>     * Expanded documentation
> 
> Apache Tomcat 5.0 will use the build numbering and release process first used 
> in the Apache HTTPd 2.0.x project.
> Milestone builds, numbered 5.0.x, will be released as needed and will 
> recieve a stability rating after a one week testing period. The rating can be
> either: Alpha, Beta, or Stable.
> 
> This Release Plan proposes the following prospective target dates 
> for stability:
> 
>   Middle of August, 2003
>   ----------------------
> 
> Tomcat 5.0 should reach Beta status by this date.
> 
>   Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 Final Specification Releases (expected by 09/2003)
>   ----------------------------------------------------
> 
> At least another Beta rated release should be made simultaneous to the release
> of the specification.
> 
>   Two to four weeks after Final Specification Releases
>   ----------------------------------------------------
> 
> Best effort should be made for Tomcat 5.0 to reach Stable status as soon as
> possible after the specification releases. However, it should be pointed out 
> that wide testing cannot occur before the specifications are released, so
> a Stable release should only be made after a period of time.
> 
> In order to complete a first Stable release, all outstanding Bugzilla bug 
> reports against Tomcat 5.0 above NORMAL severity need to be fixed or deferred 
> for later releases.
> 
> This Release Plan proposes the following classification of current outstanding
> bug reports in the bug tracking system, sorted by component and their ID
> numbers in our bug tracking system at:
> 
> http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/
> 
> Please review the bug reports, and their severity accordingly. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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