On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 10:10 pm, Christian Geisert wrote: > Jeremias Maerki schrieb: > > Cool, thanks! Let's hope I can squeeze everything in until then. > > No hurry, I just meant to prepare everything (still problems with > forrest) - and Manuel is already doing a lot of the work - the actual > release isn't that much work and can be done later ... > Sorry, didn't intend to steal your work Christian.
As the project hasn't done a release for a long time and especially no release of the new codebase we should test probably a bit more extensively than usual that the distribution builds actually are working and don't contain any 'cheap' errors. To that effect I have build binary and source distributions from the current svn and made them available for download from http://people.apache.org/~manuel/fop/disttest. In the top level directory are the source and the java 1.4+ binary distributions. In the java1.3.1 directory are only binary distributions. NOTE / DISCLAIMER: These are test builds only to verify our build procedures and DO NOT constitute an official or sanctioned or approved release from the FOP project!!!! My usual development / test environment is RedHat Linux ES 3 with Java 1.5. If you have a different environment please grab one or more of the distributions and check them out and leave feedback on this list (even if its all good please). When I say 'check them out' I mean: does the distribution work, are all required files there, does fop run 'out of the box', ...? For a source distribution: does fop build without problems...? What I don't mean is to check FOP's XSL-FO compliance or to try and find bugs in FOP itself. While that is also very useful I am asking here for help with verifying the distribution build mechanism. BTW, I am aware the the files CHANGES and README in the top level of all distributions are outdated and need revising before a proper release. > Christian Manuel