[sip-comm-announce] Re: announcing new sip-communicator-1.0 development project and sip-communicator.org web site

Ivelin Ivanov ivelin at mobicents.org
Sun Nov 13 03:21:40 CET 2005

Congratulations, Emil!

The new home page looks very nice.

Hoping for a smooth transition to the new infrastructure and looking
forward with much anticipation to the next 1.0 public release!


On 11/12/05, Emil Ivov <emil.ivov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> As some of you might have noticed, there have been mails on the
> cruisecontrol list going on for a while, announcing builds of a
> sip-communicator-1.0 project.
> Others, (most of us I can imagine) have probably rather noticed the fact
> that the second deadline of the 1.0 release has been crossed and no 1.0
> release has actually been made :).
> All this to say that development has been going on alright but planning
> was somehow messed up, and that was most probably because a talented
> bunch of folks have been doing the dev and I was the one doing the
> schedules ;).
> Well, anyway. We have decided that it's about time that we stopped
> trying overly optimistic forecasts concerning the release date and bring
> development back to java.net. The reason it's not there already, is the
> fact that the 1.0 release of the sip-communicator is not really an
> update or a revision but a completely rewritten application (though the
> bigger part the pre 1.0 sources have been incorporated in the new
> release). We therefore didn't want to mess up repositories and have for
> that purpose created the sip-communicator-1-0-draft subproject at java.net
> We are now really quite very many much proud and happy to announce the
> new sip-communicator site:
> http://www.sip-communicator.org
> Do notice that this site is entirely dedicated to the 1.0 release and
> that all maintenance of pre 1.0 code is discontinued (actually this has
> been the case for some time already). Pre 1.0 sources would still be
> available for download in case anyone would need them but no one would
> be able to fix bugs or add new features, at least not as a part of this
> project.
> Well, and there would be no point in doing so if you ask me since the
> new release would do all that the previous one did but with added
> reliability, flexibility and protocol stacks.
> Now something that we'd like to change about sip-communicator-1.0 is the
> way development is done. So far discussions have been closed, p2p or
> direct and the dev mailing list has been left to abandon. We would like
> to fix that and would try to have all subjects talked about on the dev
> list. We have also created an irc channel at irc.freenode.net, chan
> #sip-communicator for anything that one would have to discuss urgently.
> One thing that is currently somewhat annoying is the fact that we will
> obliged to keep 2 parallel projects, cvs repositories and issue trackers
> for a while. Here are some more details on that:
> * sip-communicator.org - this is our face. That's where we put all docs,
> important information and links to everywhere and anywhere.
> * sip-communicator.dev.java.net - this is where action happens. dev user
> and announce mailing lists are hosted here. right now however the issues
> and cvs mailing lists as well as the CVS repository itself are moved,
> for reasons explained above, to:
> * sip-communicator-1-0-draft.dev.java.net - That's where you'll be able
> to get latest sip-communicator sources and consult open issues. The
> 1-0-draft project is there only temporarily, in order to ensure a smooth
> transition to 1.0. It will however be removed once we have judged it
> ready to completely replace the pre 1.0 code.
> I'd also like to remind you the change of licenses that has recently
> taken place. We've decided that the LGPL is better suited to the project
> especially given the new OSGI architecture. In other words we wouldn't
> like to prevent people from adding plugins/bundles under whatever
> license or payment they like, and this is perfectly possible with the
> LGPL, and yet if someone fixes bugs in existing functionalities or adds
> optimizations we'd be very eager to put our hands on them ;).
> Note, that this is not an announcement of the new release itself but
> rather of the effort. You'll be able to find more details on the new
> sip-communicator.org site.
> Well, I am glad to know that someone actually got to the end of that
> long mail. Thanks for your patience and continuing support. See you soon
> over the MLs and IRC (and maybe one day at a SIP Communicator DEV event
> ... who knows)
> Cheers
> Emil

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