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From "Martin Ritchie" <ritch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Release Plan for post M2
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2007 16:52:57 GMT
On 06/03/07, Rajith Attapattu <rajith77@gmail.com> wrote:
> Folks,
> I think it's a good time to get the ball rolling on the release plan for
> post M2.
> Here are some suggestions to start of with.
> Visioning:
> I suggest to move away from Mx (or milestones) releases and use a numbering
> scheme like 0.9x.x.
> We could call the next release 0.90 and the subsequent releases as 0.91,
> 0.92 ..etc
> If we need to make bug fixes/updates to an existing release we can do an
> interim release like 0.91.1, 0.91.2 etc

I suggest we don't get to caught up in the nomeclature of our
releases. Moving to a numbering scheme similar to AMQP is perhaps a
reasonable approach. We started using Mx as that is the Incubator way.

> Release Plan:
> We need to make a release plan for each artifact (linked to the main release
> page) and clearly capture what we are going to deliver.
> This kind of visibility/planning is important for qpid users (and also to
> committers/contributors) to plan their development.

I think if we are now targeting a user base then we need to have a user list.

> Road Map :
> We need to have a road map to provide visibility and to communicate clearly
> to the qpid users our forward thinking about the project.
> It also helps us as a community to agree and be responsible for the vision
> and goals of the project.
> The bigger picture can be linked to release plans to communicate how we
> intend to realize the road map.
> We could add notes and status reports to provide interim status.
> Suggestions are most welcomed.
> Regards,
> Rajith

Martin Ritchie

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