WTP 2.0 Ramp down Plan for Europa
Ramp down for Europa
Typically the last week of a Milestone is for testing, and fixing only regressions and P1 or blocking defects. For milestones, the component lead (or delegate) is enough to review and approve a bug.
For M6, we plan to be functionally and API complete and the remaining Release Candidates are for (only) fixing bugs, or fixing release required items (such as version numbers, licensing, etc.). An exception to this general rule will exist for 1.0 level projects (JPA and JSF), where minor enhancements and other polish items will be allowed until RC0 (May 18th).
From M6 to RC0 on May 18th, we expect each component lead (or delegate) to review and verify their teams' bugs.
After the first RC is produced, other RCs will be produced, if needed, every week.
After the first RC is produced, the time for general functional improvements is long past. The following describes the types of bugs that would be appropriate:
- A regression
- A P1 or P2 bug, one that is blocking or critical, and some cases of major severities.
- Documentation and PII files are exceptions to the normal PMC required review, since there is little chance of that breaking anything, though it is still expected to be complete by M6, and remaining work to be only documentation fixes (that is, no refactoring of plugins, build changes, etc, without PMC review and approval).
- In addition to a bug meeting the above priority/severity conditions, there should be a simple, safe, well understood fix that is well isolated from effecting other components, that doesn't affect API or adopters, that has been well reviewed and well tested.
- As each Release Candidate passes, the criteria for weighing the benefit-to-risk ratio criteria gets higher and higher, and as such requires a larger number of PMC members to review.
- May 18th, RC0 produced
- After the 18th, besides the normal component team review, at least 1 PMC member must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
- May 25, RC1 produced
- June 5, RC2 produced
- After June 5, besides the normal component team review, at least 2 PMC members must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
- June 14, RC3 produced
- After the 14th, besides the normal component team review, at least 3 PMC members must also review and vote +1 after reviewing the bug for appropriateness and risk.
- June 21, RC4 produced
- Do zip, update, site preparations
- June 29
Exceptions to being Feature Complete in M6
The following features did not make M6, as planned, but it's felt they can be finished up in the first 2-4 weeks of our RC0 cycle and would be worth including in RC0, without introducing instability. In some cases, adopters may need to react, so we'll provide updates via the bugzilla reports and make announcements on wtp-dev mailing list.
Items discovered later in RC0 that are features that really are needed in our 2.0 release will be entered in bugzilla, and require PMC review and approval.
- Web Services:
- Six RFEs will integrate extensions to the Web services tools in support of Apache Axis2. Technical work except for bug fixes was completed as of March 14, and will be committed once legal clearance is granted. The main RFE is 165664 - Integrate Apache Axis2 into WTP. It includes the following child RFEs:
- RFE 173552 will upgrade Apache Axis 1.3 to Apache Axis 1.4. Technical work is complete, and will be committed once legal clearance is granted.
- RFE 176493 will integrate a new extension point into the Web Services Explorer (WSE) to permit future versions of WTP or adopters of WTP to plug-in a SOAP message engine to support protocols not handled by the WSE's current, simple, limited built-in message engine.
- Packaging: Need to use bundles from orbit and sign jars. Plus other feature changes that adopters might have to react to, see bug 181362, bug 130165, bug 176492
- JSP 2.0 (portions of metabug)
- Server tools: Preview server not working for J2EE web apps (bug 181081)
- Faceted Project Framework