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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [fileupload] release?
Date Sun, 02 Feb 2003 22:10:11 GMT
On Saturday, February 1, 2003, at 07:33 AM, Martin Cooper wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> we've had some requests from users who wanted to download a file upload
>> release. it'd be good to have a definite release for file upload even if
>> it's only an alpha or a beta. i don't really have much idea about what's
>> holding a release up but if it's the lack of a release manager, i'd be
>> willing to volunteer.
> Sorry, I've been "off air" for a few days.
> Yes, we should probably get a beta release out sooner rather than later.
> IMHO, we can reasonably skip alpha, since both Struts and Turbine have
> been using this component for a while.
> I had been anticipating doing the RM thing, and am still willing to step
> up to the plate.

excellent :)

> There are basically three issues holding up a *final*
> release of FileUpload:
> 1) Two outstanding bugs in Bugzilla that need to be addressed.
> 2) Lack of comprehensive unit tests. What's there now is very limited.
> 3) Lack of documentation & web site organisation (e.g. download links).
> We can probably shoot for a beta release without these being resolved,
> although we really do need to sort out the web site. What's there now is 
> a
> bare-bones Maven-generated site, and at this time I don't know enough
> about how Maven generates sites to know how to get this into shape.
> Seemingly simple things like modifying the navigation bar, and getting the
> window title to say what I want it to say, are still a mystery to me.
> If someone more Maven-savvy than myself is willing to help sort out the
> web site, and, in particular, add download links for the nightly builds,
> and a slot for links to a forthcoming beta, then I think we could get a
> beta 1 release into the world in fairly short order.

i'd be willing to sort out a basic site using maven if you're happy to 
have me aboard as a file upload committer.

- robert

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