On Jul 13, 2007, at 15:45, Vincent Hennebert wrote:
I'll soon start the release process for XML Graphics Commons. There's
not much to do there, apart from updating the website content.
I'd like to enter some kind of freezing phase in the FOP area. That
mainly, avoid to perform too big changes which might introduce
instabilities in the code.
I propose the following plan:
- make a list of patches/bugs that we would like to apply/fix before
releasing. Here everyone can help, even non-committers ;-) Once the
list is done we will see how many of them we can handle.
Shall I post a little survey mail on fop-users? Maybe it's good to
know for them as well about the upcoming release...
- refactor the website according to Chris' recent suggestions. That
requires some writing skills and a minimal knowledge of Cocoon/
and I'd be /very/ grateful for any help in this area...
- once Commons is released we can start the process for FOP
I'll create the branch very soon, as it's probably best to perform the
website refactoring in it. Once it's done we will have to be careful
when committing changes. I suggest to perform code changes on Trunk
and merge in the 0.94 branch if applicable; and make website
the branch only, that I'll merge back into Trunk once the release is
Speaking of branches, I noticed that there are many (very) old
on Subversion. What about removing them? Some cleanup wouldn't hurt,
No explicit opinion here.
Some time ago we discussed about abandoning support for Java 1.3.
then I forgot to launch the poll on fop-user. I guess this will
be postponed and 1.3 archives will be provided for 0.94.
Not necessarily, IMO. Now may just be a good time to start dropping
support for 1.3, precisely by not releasing new binaries anymore.
Users will be warned that with the sources, a 1.3 build is still
possible, but they would have to do it on their own. After the
release, we can then gradually start dropping support for 1.3 in the
code as well, and clean up some there too.
For you, this means less work with building the release-binaries :-)
Only a few extra lines of caution in the announce mail.