From: James Macgill <j.macgill@ge...> - 2001-12-03 13:28:17
It has been a long time since a formal release of GeoTools was made, and
I'd like to see that change. Ideally there should be a planned regular
release strategy, so this post is the first step towards working that out.
You can find an initial draft document on this at:
As you can see, the plan as it stands, involved branching the CVS
repository to create a release branch which would then be stabilized as
much as possible before releasing it, first for testing, and then as
One, perhaps controversial, move that I want to make, is to remove a number
of packages from the 0.8.0 branch once it has been created.
I propose that:
be removed. It will be made clear in the 0.8.0 readme that this has
happened, and that technical users should consider getting a nightly build
if they want to play with/use features from the above package.
I also propose that the number of included utils and demonstrations will
have to be cut back, some because they require code found in the above
packages, others because they are unstable or poorly documented.
There is a lot involved in making a release (which is why they have been so
few of them) so i could do with all the help I can get to make sure that
0.8.0 makes a good impression when it is released.
I know some of you will be miffed that some packages/demos won't make it
into 0.8.0, but the time line I have suggested means that 0.9.0 wont be
that far behind and we can look at including more code then.
I have been working on a list of tasks that need to be completed before the
release can take place, you can find the details at:
Though I hope to add more tasks soon, and if possible produce a more
presentable flow chart and progress page for tracking the release.
Please, please let me know, though this list, any thoughts or suggestions
you have on this process.
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