This is a major accomplishment, for which Kai deserves great credit.
He has delivered our first community managed release, with significant
functionality, in a process that was smooth and well run, not to
mention on-time! That's right, this release was aimed at the end of
the year and that target was met without slipping. Thanks to FIZ
Karlsruhe for making Kai's time available. It was no small job.
Also, I would like to make sure that everyone knows what a superb job
Chris Wilper has done in building up the Committers Group in a short
time to be an effective team that is a pleasure to work with. At a
DuraSpace meeting in June, we set the target to get a community-led
release out within one year. Chris established a governance model,
organized the process and has built a committers group of 11 people so
far, 8 of whom are not directly employed by DuraSpace. And the release
is 6 months early!
A hearty thanks to all the committers for a job well done. I look
forward to working with you all in the coming year. Now take a nice
long holiday. You have earned it!
Director of Community Strategy and Alliances
Director of the Fedora Project
tstaples@... (202) 684-6952
skype: thorny.staples http://www.duraspace.org
On Dec 18, 2009, at 4:33 PM, Kai Strnad wrote:
> Dear Community,
> We are proud to announce the immediate release of Fedora Commons
> 3.3. This release is a major improvement in the 3.x series, and
> includes a number of exciting new features and bug fixes that make
> Fedora an ever more compelling repository platform.
> Key features of Fedora 3.3 include:
> * Rels-INT: Internal object relationships emanating from datastreams
> can now be asserted in a Fedora-recognized way.
> * Inclusion of FeSL: Fedora Security Layer, a community developed
> security architecture for Fedora.
> * Managed and external referenced content can now be ingested and
> retrieved using the file URI scheme.
> * Improved and stabilized the REST API.
> * Improved SOAP API (bugfixes, added methods to SOAP API for
> manipulating Rels-INT relationships).
> * A number of bug fixes improving the overall stability of Fedora.
> * Support for Microsoft SQL Server.
> * Update to Mulgara 2.1.4, resulting in a significant performance
> boost for some queries.
> * Fedora is now bundled with Tomcat 6.0.20 (was Tomcat 5.5).
> * Enabled the usage of a HTTP proxy server.
> * Improved and enhanced documentation.
> For a full list of changes, see the wiki release notes page.
> Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of this release!
> Kai Strnad,
> Fedora Commons 3.3 Release Manager
>  http://fedora-commons.org/confluence/x/jQ3S
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