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From Antoine Toulme <>
Subject Re: 1.5.1 roadmap
Date Sun, 09 Oct 2016 01:06:28 GMT

> On Oct 8, 2016, at 12:50, Peter Donald <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Antoine Toulme <> wrote:
>> I have a few big items in mind for this release:
>> -Work around Buildr itself, fix the web site, add more examples that can
>> also be used as integration tests.
>> -Take a hard look at the addons folder. Knock out what’s old and crusty,
>> and maybe move a few into the main code line (I started using custom_pom
>> and I like it a lot!)
>> -Communicate and analyze what’s going on. Buildr has been very quiet for
>> the longest time, but the gem downloads are nothing less than impressive.
> From my observations it seems that Buildr is mostly in use at big
> organisations with complex build processes that none the less want some
> sort of standard build process across their system. It could explain the
> high usage with not a lot of chat. I wonder if we can simplify the getting
> started/installation process that we may start to get people interested
> from the OSS world?
>> -Our installation story needs an overhaul and we should look at Docker
>> onbuild, and if there are new ways to bundle Buildr into an executable.
> All of these sound like good ideas. That last step could be of particular
> use for windows users who tend to have a little more difficulty getting
> started. A few plugins may have to be looked at (namely IDEA and eclipse
> project generation) so that they can generate projects appropriate for the
> outer OS but other than that I think dockerizing it would be a very
> interesting idea.
Good point, I'm taking note travis should run on windows.
> There may also be other issues that arise but several people who use
> virtualbox to run buildr on windows report this as the only major problem.
>> I also think that 1.5 was a big release, and I would be in favor of
>> reacting quickly and cutting a release if - when we see bug reports coming
>> in.
> Yep.
> We are doing our roll out this next week so hopefully we will identify any
> issues soon.
That's awesome!
>> Ideally, I’d like 1.5.1 to be out by Christmas unless something comes up.
>> What do you think?
> All sounds good.
> -- 
> Cheers,
> Peter Donald

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