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[swtbot-dev] What about a release soon?

Hi all,

A lot of people are asking on forum and other media about when will be available the next release of SWTBot with support for Juno.
Current status of Juno support is here: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=385527 . As you'll see there are still some issues, so the migration is not "done" in my opinion. However it looks like the bugs currently open for Juno don't meet a lot of enthusiasm from SWTBot contributors (including myself) since they are not critical and don't seem to be a requirement for SWTBot to be usable now.

So in order to give to the community the heartbeat it's asking, we could make a release of the current status of SWTBot. It will include some Juno fixes and the Test Recorder & Generator. Hopefully this release will bring more interest from new contributors on the remaining bugs, and those bugs will be fixed for a maintenance release.

What do you think about this idea?

My vote:
I'm not that comfortable with the idea of releasing something that we know has 2 (minor) bugs, but I'm also not comfortable at all with the idea that community has asked for a release for a long time. Overall, there is no regression, some fixes and a cool new feature; I think we can ignore those few remaining bugs and drive a release with the current state of SWTBot. So +1.
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Mickael Istria
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