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From Jim Gallacher <...@jgassociates.ca>
Subject Re: New module importer. Was: Re: mod_python roadmap
Date Sun, 19 Mar 2006 14:57:26 GMT

Commit it. The point of the snapshot is encourage testing to catch 
problems earlier in the development cylce.


Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> On 14/03/2006, at 12:23 PM, Jim Gallacher wrote:
>> I find I work more effectively when I have deadlines to worry about 
>> (being a procrastinator by nature), so I thought I'd propose the 
>> following roadmap.
>> Mar 20: 3.3-dev   - snapshot for testing
>> Apr  1: 3.2.9     - bugfix release
>> May  1: 3.3-dev   - snapshot for testing
>> Jun 15: 3.3-dev   - snapshot for testing
>> Jul 15: 3.3       - feature freeze
>> Aug  1: 3.3.0     - first 3.3 beta
>>                   - branches/3.3.x created
>>                   - work on trunk resumes
>>                   - beta cycle proceeds independent of dev work
>> Sep 15: 3.3.y     - 3.3 final released (hopefully)
>> For the development snapshots I'd just roll a tarball from trunk and 
>> make a call to the community for testing help. Hopefully we'll catch 
>> new bugs and regressions early so that the actual beta cycle will be 
>> much shorter. There would be *no* freeze during the snapshot tests. 
>> Work on trunk can continue while we wait for the test feedback.
> With the plan being to roll a tar ball on the 20th March, do people want
> me to incorporate the new module importer or not, such that it will be
> included in this snapshot and be available for testing?
> For background on the new importer see:
>   https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-143
> and follow links given there to articles I have written or started
> writing and all the JIRA issues.
> The code for this is all ready, it just needs to be committed into the
> subversion repository.
> Note that just because the code would be part of the source code does
> not mean it will be used. Specifically, the code has been set up at the
> moment so the existing importer will still be used unless you explicitly
> configure mod_python to use the new importer. If you want to try the new
> module importer, you will be able to enable it for all Python
> interpreter instances created, or selected ones. Only after sufficient
> testing and tweaking as necessary, and after it has been deemed an
> acceptable solution would it be properly integrated into mod_python as
> the default. If people feel it isn't acceptable, it would be stripped
> out of code and someone else can have a go with coming up with a
> better alternative.
> Graham

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