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From Milamber <milam...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] Release JMeter 2.8 RC1
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:39:30 GMT
Hello,

The first release candidate for JMeter 2.8 has been prepared, and your 
votes are solicited.

This release brings some valuable improvements and fixes some bugs.

If you can, some tests of this release candidate (load tests and/or 
functional tests) with  Java 5/6/7 on Linux/Windows/Mac OS on changes 
are welcome.

New and Noteworthy with some screenshots to illustrate improvements and 
list of changes:
http://people.apache.org/~milamber/jmeter-2.8RC1/docs/changes.html

JMeter is a Java desktop application designed to load test functional 
behavior and measure performance. The current version is targeted at 
Java 1.5+.

Archives/hashes/sigs and RAT report:

http://people.apache.org/~milamber/jmeter-2.8RC1/dist/

MD5 hashes of archives for this vote:

ca70cf7fdf8b98ded1dc0494bdc9de14 *apache-jmeter-2.8.zip
9a1740e7828a4d25e439934974672b8b *apache-jmeter-2.8.tgz
98838d5dc4f2b735b522abc8425aec0d *apache-jmeter-2.8_src.zip
b5283a2099fe4186f8978a3ccfb4e8d6 *apache-jmeter-2.8_src.tgz

Site Docs are here:
http://people.apache.org/~milamber/jmeter-2.8RC1/docs/

Maven staging repo is accessible here:
https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachejmeter-063/org/apache/jmeter/

Tag:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jmeter/tags/v2_8_RC1 (r1391974)

Keys are here:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jmeter/dist/
also
http://people.apache.org/~milamber/

N.B.
To download the dependencies: "ant download_jars"

To create the jars and test JMeter: "ant package test".

JMeter 2.7 requires Java 1.5 or later.

Note that there is a bug in Java on some Linux systems that manifests 
itself as the following error when running the test cases or JMeter itself:

  [java] WARNING: Couldn't flush user prefs:
  java.util.prefs.BackingStoreException:
  java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Not supported: indent-number

This does not affect JMeter operation.


All feedback (and votes!) welcome.

[  ] +1  I support this release
[  ] +0  I am OK with this release
[  ] -0   OK, but....
[  ] -1   I do not support this release (please indicate why)

The vote will remain open for at least 72 hours.

Note: If the vote passes, the intention is to release the archive files
and rename the RC tag as the release tag.

Thanks in advance!

Milamber



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