I'll not call this a Release Candidate
because a RC should be something you are comfortable with shipping. Obviously,
with plugin version problems and other major defects lingering, this is
not the case. Thanks to everyone for their diligence in cleaning
up the PMC approved defects and the quick turnaround on most of the plugin
versioning problems. We should be able to arrive at a build very
quickly which can live up to RC status.
So, for you parrotheads out there, "come
Monday, it'll be all right...come Monday..." We should still
be good to go to start testing and verifying defects on Monday.
We have put in a ton of really great fixes, so let's take this last week
to ensure we don't have any regressions and we can ship a maintenance release
we are all proud of. I know test and defect verification ain't great,
but a little really can go a long way in product stability.
IBM Web Tools Platform Technical Lead, IBM Rational
IBM Software Lab - Research Triangle Park, NC