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Subject [Jakarta-commons Wiki] Update of "Logging/1.1.0ReleasePlan" by RobertBurrellDonkin
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2006 08:38:04 GMT
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The following page has been changed by RobertBurrellDonkin:

The comment on the change is:
Added proposal for JCL 1.1.0 release process

  == Background ==
+ This is an important release: JCL is very widely used in production but a combination of
new specifications and widespread failures from vendors to adhere to the Java 2 classloading
model have resulted in majors problems for the JCL 1.0.x series of releases. 
+ Thanks to constructive criticism from Ceki Guici and new energy from new developers, changes
have been made to the discovery model used by JCL. The current codebase is now more specification
adnostic: it no longer insists on complience with the classloader models introduced in Java
1.2 and in the servlet specification. It is believed by the team that the current codebase
should solve those problems which can be solved given the deisgn approach taken by JCL.
  == Status ==
+ Preparations for Alpha 1 
+ == Release Process ==
+ Most commons components use a release that uses multiple release candidates. Once the release
is up to the technical standards required for Jakarta Commons releases, it is approved and
+ JCL 1.1.0 is an important release. Not only is JCL very widely used but the limitations
of the 1.0.x series of releases has been widely reported. It is important that the 1.1 release
not only resolves these problems but also does not introduce any new ones. It is tricky to
unit test situations invovling exotic classloaders. 
+ I'd therefore like to propose the following additions to the process. Release candidates
will be produced as normal until one satisfies the standards required for commons releases.
At that stage, though, the release will be dubbed commons-logging-1.1-alpha1. An announcement
will be made requesting that users, developers and committers test this release. If there
are no problems then a subsequent VOTE will be held to promote this release. 
+ The release will be recut each time but no code modifications will be made without resetting
the process. 

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