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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PLANNING] Road map - lets find some consensus on .... release contents ....
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2008 23:49:15 GMT
So we're looking for a plan to sort out trunk, with realistic milestones then?

The first milestone should be 3.0.0M1 an alpha branch of selected
trunk changes for review, but never realistically destined to be the
stable 3.0.0?

To be followed by successive milestone releases until we have a
radically new James architecture. for 3.0.0 Yes/No?


On Jan 21, 2008 11:10 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
> Danny Angus ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> > Roadmap ...  we need to do this to give ourselves some direction.
> >
> > The two questions are "what" we should release and "when" we should release it.
> >
> > I just want to focus on "what" first, we'll look at "when" once we know what.
> >
> > We have two targets, an incremental release of the current live
> > version, which we will call "next minor" and the next major release
> > from James trunk which we will call "next major"
> Welcome back to the labels ;-)
> > So...
> >
> > What do *you* want to include in each of these targets?
> 2.3.2: we have no outstanding bugs on 2.3.1, so I don't think we have to
> plan a 2.3.2 right now.
> next-minor (2.4 ?): this is Noel field. My opinion is unchanged. IMHO we
> should work on trunk because backporting to the old structure IMHO is
> too much work and does not make sense. BTW if anyone is willing to work
> on this, well, why not: the more we release the better.
> I think a better plan is to try to release at least one milestone from
> trunk and depending on the feedback we'll have on the milestones we'll
> be able to decide whether it's better to make more milestones from trunk
> or it is better to branch for consolidation.
> I don't speak about IMAP (I think Robert will tell us what he thinks
> about IMAP modules and their status) but I think most of the other
> modules in trunk are ready (since 13 months) for a milestone/alpha/beta
> release and they already provide a lot of new features compared to
> 2.3.1. Most of the code in trunk should be storage and config.xml
> compatible with 2.3.1.
> Unfortunately now I cannot be active as I was 13 months ago when I
> proposed to cut a milestone from that code, but this is anyway my
> opinion on the code we have.
> Most of our "SNAPSHOT" dependencies have been upgraded to finals in the
> past year, now we only have mailet, jsieve and mime4j as snapshot
> dependencies. Maybe we should try to cut releases for that products
> before trying with Server (but this is not mandatory).
> Stefano
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