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From Norman Maurer <nor...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JAMES 3.0 Milestone 1 or Alpha?
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:33:35 GMT

On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 15:04:22 +0200, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Toni Lamar ha scritto:
>> Would you please release JAMES 3.0 milestone 1 or alpha from the trunk?
> Hi Tony,
> I'm really happy to know that you use current trunk. This is one more
> proof that the code there is usable not only by me and Norman ;-).
> Unfortunately there hasn't been consensus on branching to start a
> release process from the trunk (in december) and the code didn't change
> to much in the mean time, so I don't think we can expect something
> different now.
> In the mean time I also stopped trying to include my patches in current
> trunk as my local branch diverged too much from the current code and
> being not able to smoothly push a new branch and a shared goal I had to
> take this sad decision.
> Unfortunately, as far as I understand it currently no one of the active
> committers is willing to prepare a release from the current code (and to
> collect agreements for this).
> But I also think that your voice, and the voice of others users and
> developers interested in this can really make the difference.
> So I think that if every user using/wanting trunk code to be released
> will put a list of new trunk features he is interested in and what
> features he is already using (testing) succesfully from trunk this could
> help the inactive PMC members to understand the quality and stability
> and usability of what we have in trunk.
> About IMAP enabled by default I think that Robert should be the one to
> decide when it worth cutting a release including IMAP enabled by default.
> Stefano
>> There are so many cool features in there compared to 2.3.x.
>> Except the IMAP support(cause I'm not using it yet in production) the
> rest
>> looks very solid and stable (I'm using it on several machines since
> almost a
>> week without problems so far).
>> Most users won't build JAMES and the the "nightly build" label is not
> very
>> marketing friendly :).
>> I think that if you would release a "Milestone 1" (and mention it on the
>> main page) many more users would try it and give you detailed feedback.
>> Since IMAP is activated by default, this would be a very good news on
> Java
>> sites and many would like to try if you would annouce it (even so in
>> "experimental" state because many aren't even aware that IMAP works just
> by
>> starting JAMES).
>> Thanks,
>> Tony.
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