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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Contributing uimaFIT to Apache UIMA
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:46:02 GMT
On 05/06/12 14:44, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
>>> - uimaFIT will maintain its own release cycle.
>>
>> I'd like to understand why this point is important to you.  It seems
>> to me our goal should be an integration of uimaFIT with the rest of
>> UIMA, so why this insistence on a separate release cycle?
>>
>> Just to be clear, there will be nothing keeping you from making as
>> many releases as you like (other than the usual community back and
>> forth).
> 
> DKPro Core and ClearTK are strong drivers behind uimaFIT and have their own
> release cycles. If we run into issues or need a new feature in uimaFIT, we
> would like to be able to resolve it in a timely manner, in particular if
> releases of these products depend on it. It makes little sense to ask for
> a full add-ons release every time.
> 
> Mind, that we did not and do not implement project-specific features or
> specific hacks in uimaFIT, but it may well be that these projects are the
> first ones that require a new general functionality. E.g. movements in 
> DKPro Core, DKPro Lab and DKPro Spelling have driven forward the development
> of the external resources code in uimaFIT and the DKPro projects were the
> first to use this feature.
> 
> Likewise, if any other project requires a bug fix or new feature which
> may only be available in SVN at the time, we would like to be able to 
> react to that by making a new release without much delay.

Makes sense, thanks for explaining.  As long as somebody is able and
willing to do the work required for a release, that should not be an
issue.

--Thilo


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