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From Clay Leeds <webmaes...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache XML Graphics Commons 1.0 and Apache FOP 0.92beta
Date Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:24:05 GMT
+1 Great work getting this released!

On Apr 12, 2006, at 4:44 AM, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> (no replies to fop-dev as usual, vote happens on general@xmlgraphics)
>
> I'd like to start a vote on releasing:
>
> Apache XML Graphics Commons 1.0 from the following branch:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xmlgraphics/commons/branches/ 
> commons-1_0
>
> and Apache FOP 0.92beta from the following branch:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/xmlgraphics/fop/branches/fop-0_92
>
> Commons:
> The code is stable and does its job for Apache FOP. I cannot tell for
> Batik, yet, but that shoudn't be an issue right now as Batik  
> doesn't use
> the code, yet. In order to release FOP we need to release Commons.  
> There
> are no known IP problems with the code in Commons AFAICT. The build is
> properly set up including a distribution build. What's left to be done
> is some last-minute testing and optionally improving the website a
> little. I've set up a first version for a release checklist:
> http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics/Commons/ReleaseChecklist
>
> FOP:
> It's high time we do this. The code is stable and the known issues are
> well documented. It's the first release that uses Commons and it  
> has the
> finalized API. From my POV, the latter is the only reason for the  
> "beta"
> tag. I think we need to make sure with another feedback cycle that our
> decisions there were good. Otherwise, I consider FOP production-worthy
> for PDF and PS output and for most use cases. IMO, the next release
> after 0.92beta should be a 1.0 but that's a discussion for later.  
> AFAICT
> there are no known IP problems. All non-ALv2-licensed files are  
> properly
> tagged. We've been very strict following the CLA rules. What's left is
> the usual batch of last-minute changes for the documentation plus
> replacing the xmlgraphics-commons-snapshot.jar with the released  
> version
> as soon as it's done. That also means that Commons needs to be  
> released
> first. Release checklist:
> http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/dev/release.html
>
>
> Jeremias Maerki
>


Clay Leeds
webmaestro@mac.com

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