[kepler-dev] kepler release plans

Matthew Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Jan 16 16:21:13 PST 2008

We've been discussing the Kepler 1.0.0 release plans for a long time, 
but at last we are looking to bring this to fruition, partly because 
some of our funding is ending and it is a good time to consolidate our 
current work.  Several of us have discussed a release schedule for the 
1.0.0 release that allows us to get a more stable and updated version of 
Kepler into the hands of our users.  As I mentioned in an earlier email, 
we've had over 25,000 downloads of the various kepler installers, and I 
think it is important that we update the installer to something that is 
more stable for our users.

We've taken the time to categorize the existing Kepler bugs into two 
releases with the following target dates:

kepler-1.0.0rc1       Kepler 1.0.0 Release Candidate 1
      Feb 1, 2008
      17 bugs 

kepler-1.0.0          Kepler 1.0.0
      Feb 22, 2008
      11 bugs plus any new critical issues from rc1

At this point we are not looking to add new features -- rather to simply 
stabilize the existing issues for release.

After the kepler-1.0.0 release is made, we will make every effort to 
support the product while the Kepler/CORE project works on refactoring 
the application for longer-term stability, maintenance, and 
extensibility.  See [1] for a description of Kepler/CORE.

Your feedback, help, and support on this release are appreciated.


[1] http://www.kepler-project.org/Wiki.jsp?page=KeplerCOREAnnouncement
Matthew B. Jones
Director of Informatics Research and Development
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
UC Santa Barbara
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu                       Ph: 1-907-523-1960

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