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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release JMeter 2.8 RC1
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 08:39:42 GMT
On 30 September 2012 11:39, Milamber <milamber@apache.org> wrote:
> 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

Excellent summary of the new features.

> 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/

Unfortunately the heapdump.* files are missing from the source and
binary archives.
Though for some odd reason heapdump.sh is present in bin.tar.gz

> 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.

Otherwise looks fine.

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

See above for reasons.

> 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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