Otis Gospodnetic | 6 Jan 21:51 2009
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Announcements without Release Notes

Hello,

General announcement question I have.  I like getting announcement <at> jakarta emails, as it allows me to
passively keep abreast of new releases.  What I like even more is when announcements have a link to release
notes of some kind, so I can have a look at and quickly get an idea about the project's direction, velocity,
focus, maturity, etc. without being intimately familiar with the project.

For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA link
that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either.  So, my
questions are:
Maybe I just don't know where to look?
Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
accessible (i.e. don't require me to download, unpackage, and look for a specific file)

Here is a Lucene example:
  http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/index.html#8+October+2008+-+Lucene+Java+2.4.0+available

With even more detail here:
  http://lucene.apache.org/java/2_4_0/changes/Changes.html
(hm, now I wonder if it would be useful for other projects to copy this functionality)

Otis
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Gary Gregory | 6 Jan 21:59 2009

RE: Announcements without Release Notes

+1 to linking to release notes. That's first thing I like to find out about a new release: what's new!

Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Otis Gospodnetic [mailto:otis_gospodnetic <at> yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 12:52 PM
To: general <at> jakarta.apache.org
Subject: Announcements without Release Notes

Hello,

General announcement question I have.  I like getting announcement <at> jakarta emails, as it allows me to
passively keep abreast of new releases.  What I like even more is when announcements have a link to release
notes of some kind, so I can have a look at and quickly get an idea about the project's direction, velocity,
focus, maturity, etc. without being intimately familiar with the project.

For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA link
that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either.  So, my
questions are:
Maybe I just don't know where to look?
Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
accessible (i.e. don't require me to download, unpackage, and look for a specific file)

Here is a Lucene example:
  http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/index.html#8+October+2008+-+Lucene+Java+2.4.0+available

With even more detail here:
  http://lucene.apache.org/java/2_4_0/changes/Changes.html
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Thomas Vandahl | 6 Jan 22:29 2009
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Re: Announcements without Release Notes

Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA
link that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either. 
So, my questions are:
> Maybe I just don't know where to look?
> Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
> Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
accessible (i.e. don't require me to download, unpackage, and look for a specific file)

There used to be a maven-announcement-plugin which created a nice
announcement including all the news from your changes.xml. Dunno about
maven2. For an example look here:

http://markmail.org/message/goecp6jy3llbxv6a

HTH

Bye, Thomas.
Dennis Lundberg | 6 Jan 22:55 2009
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Re: Announcements without Release Notes

Thomas Vandahl wrote:
> Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
>> For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA
link that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either. 
So, my questions are:
>> Maybe I just don't know where to look?
>> Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
>> Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
accessible (i.e. don't require me to download, unpackage, and look for a specific file)
> 
> There used to be a maven-announcement-plugin which created a nice
> announcement including all the news from your changes.xml. Dunno about
> maven2.

This is handled by the Changes Plugin in Maven 2:

http://maven.apache.org/plugins/maven-changes-plugin/

> For an example look here:
> 
> http://markmail.org/message/goecp6jy3llbxv6a
> 
> HTH
> 
> Bye, Thomas.
> 
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Tetsuya Kitahata | 7 Jan 01:34 2009

Re: Announcements without Release Notes

Why don't you see http://www.apachenews.org/ ??

For example, the "Mailet 2.4 release" news is here:
http://www.apachenews.org/archives/001213.html

Information from DOAP files are included, so more
useful than the announcement (e-mail) itself.

Sincerely,

Tetsuya Kitahata

P.S. Lucene 2.4.0 release news you mentioned were put here:
http://www.apachenews.org/archives/001193.html

----

> Hello,
> 
> General announcement question I have.  I like getting announcement <at> jakarta emails, as it allows me to
passively keep abreast of new releases.  What I like even more is when announcements have a link to release
notes of some kind, so I can have a look at and quickly get an idea about the project's direction, velocity,
focus, maturity, etc. without being intimately familiar with the project.
> 
> For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA
link that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either. 
So, my questions are:
> Maybe I just don't know where to look?
> Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
> Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
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tetsuya | 7 Jan 01:35 2009
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Re: Announcements without Release Notes

Why don't you see http://www.apachenews.org/ ??

For example, the "Mailet 2.4 release" news is here:
http://www.apachenews.org/archives/001213.html

Information from DOAP files are included, so more
useful than the announcement (e-mail) itself.

Sincerely,

Tetsuya Kitahata

P.S. Lucene 2.4.0 release news you mentioned were put here:
http://www.apachenews.org/archives/001193.html

----

> Hello,
> 
> General announcement question I have.  I like getting announcement <at> jakarta emails, as it allows me to
passively keep abreast of new releases.  What I like even more is when announcements have a link to release
notes of some kind, so I can have a look at and quickly get an idea about the project's direction, velocity,
focus, maturity, etc. without being intimately familiar with the project.
> 
> For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA
link that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either. 
So, my questions are:
> Maybe I just don't know where to look?
> Am I the only one who would love to see projects' release notes?
> Is there an easy way to get projects to include this type of information in releases and make it easily
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Robert Burrell Donkin | 12 Jan 00:10 2009
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Re: Announcements without Release Notes

On Tue, 2009-01-06 at 12:51 -0800, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> General announcement question I have.  I like getting announcement <at> jakarta emails, as it allows me to
passively keep abreast of new releases.  
> What I like even more is when announcements have a link to release notes of some kind, so I can have a look at 
> and quickly get an idea about the project's direction, velocity, focus, maturity, etc. without being
intimately familiar with the project.
> 
> For example, I just got an email about Mailet 2.4 release, but there was no link to release notes or a JIRA
link that might show what was done between 2.3 and 2.4.  I couldn't find any information on the site either. 
So, my questions are:
> Maybe I just don't know where to look?

in this case there weren't any substantial changes between 2.3 and 2.4:
2.4 is just a release independent of the server.

but i agree about this point in general and i will try to include more
information in future.

- robert 

(who hopes no one remembers that he wrote quite a lot of the release
documentation <at> jakarta)
Petar Tahchiev | 18 Jan 22:05 2009
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[VOTE] Release 1.8.1 of Cactus

Hello guys,

It's been more than 10 months since I released Cactus version 1.8.0,
and not I am trying to push the 1.8.1 release. I have closed some
issues in the JIRA, added a maven2 plugin for Cactus and included a
sample EJB3 application, as a reference how to test EJB3.

Here is the tag code-base:
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/cactus/tags/1.8.1-rc1/

And here are the archives:
http://people.apache.org/~ptahchiev/1.8.1-rc1/<http://people.apache.org/%7Eptahchiev/1.8.1-rc1/>

Please test and cast your vote.

[+1]    Go man, go!
 0]      I don't care.
[-1]     I am against it, because ...

Here is mine:

+1

Thanks, Petar.

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Karlovo, Bulgaria.

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sebb | 18 Jan 22:37 2009
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Re: [VOTE] Release 1.8.1 of Cactus

On 18/01/2009, Petar Tahchiev <paranoiabla.lists <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys,
>
>  It's been more than 10 months since I released Cactus version 1.8.0,
>  and not I am trying to push the 1.8.1 release. I have closed some
>  issues in the JIRA, added a maven2 plugin for Cactus and included a
>  sample EJB3 application, as a reference how to test EJB3.
>
>  Here is the tag code-base:
>  http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/jakarta/cactus/tags/1.8.1-rc1/

Some files have incorrect SVN properties; I'll fix them in trunk.

Some files don't have the proper AL 2.0 headers:

cactus-maven-skin/src/main/resources/css/maven-theme.css
doap_Jakarta_Cactus.rdf
framework/framework-wrappers/wrapper-javaEE-12/src/main/resources/org/apache/cactus/server/jspRedirector.jsp
framework/framework-wrappers/wrapper-javaEE-13/src/main/resources/org/apache/cactus/server/jspRedirector.jsp
framework/framework-wrappers/wrapper-javaEE-14/src/main/resources/org/apache/cactus/server/jspRedirector.jsp
framework/web/jspRedirector.jsp
integration/eclipse/org.apache.cactus.eclipse.runner/src/conf/jspRedirector.jsp
integration/shared-api/src/main/java/org/apache/cactus/integration/api/cactify/CactifyUtils.java
samples/servlet/src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/cactus-web.xml

The licences/ directory contains a copy of AL 2.0, which is not really
needed as it is in the LICENSE file. If you do want to keep it, then
for consistency it should be referred to from the LICENSE file.

There is also a copy of the CDDL, but that is not referenced from the
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Felipe Leme | 19 Jan 02:12 2009
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Re: [VOTE] Release 1.8.1 of Cactus

[+1] Go Speed Racer, go.

Gmane