|Subject:||JXTA Community - we need your help and feedback for next JXSE releases|
|From:||Fabrice DI MEGLIO (fdim...@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Sep 16, 2008 9:29:44 pm|
Hello JXTA Community,
You should probably be aware that Sun is looking for increasing the JXTA Community participation since the last Board of Director elections.
In the past weeks, I had some phone talks with Bernard Traversa (JXTA Technical Lead), Mike "Bondolo" Duigou (previous JXSE release lead), Vanessa Williams and Mark Petrovic (newly elected JXTA Board members) about this subject and Sun confirmed that they want to help the JXTA Community decide what to put into a JXTA JXSE release and define its release date.
As you may remember, the current JXTA J2SE version 2.5, named "Turduken" was released in November 2007 which is nearly already one year ago. Moreover, there is currently no real plan defined for the next release.
As we have now a strong opportunity to shape our future releases, I am asking to the JXTA Community its suggestions for the next JXTA J2SE version.
Basically we have now two options:
1) Release the current trunk (seed for the 2.5+ release named "Cassoulet") as it is before end of November 2008. This current trunk contains nice improvements compared to 2.5.
Please look at this url to see its status and the bugs already fixed:
2) Wait a bit more (January / February 2009) to get more bug fixes and new features. In that case we will need to define which bugs must be fixed and the features which will be implemented. Completing these tasks will depend upon contributions from the JXTA Community.
Mike reminded us that this extra time would greatly help integrating some of the existing work/patches that have been contributed by JXTA Community members:
- signed advertisements - xquery - ... (your work here)
We look forward to your comments, suggestions, ideas and help about those two options.
I am also reminding the JXTA Community that we always need contributors for helping and taking care of the various aspects of the JXTA JXSE / JXME / C releases (I mean developers, testers, documentation reviewers). Obviously the more help and people, the more and faster we will be able to release.
Fabrice Di Meglio