Pavlova is Wrong for JXSE 2.5

A long time ago the name "Pavlova" was nominated as a JXSE (JXTA for Java SE/EE 5.0) release name. JXSE releases are named for celebratory foods and we have had releases named after foods from every continent and many cultures. Pavlova is a light, fluffy, airy, subtle meringue dessert from New Zealand or Australia (depending on who you ask or trust). JXSE 2.5 is, to contrast, the most significant JXSE release since JXTA 2.0 four years ago. JXSE 2.5 is the result of ten months of intense development and testing by more than a dozen contributors. It offers significant improvements to the functionality, performance, scalability, maintainability, monitorability, reliability and several more "ability"s... Beyond JXSE itself we will also be releasing a new and significantly updated edition of the JXTA Programmers Guide. This is a going to be a major event for JXTA!

When we began the 2.5 release cycle we originally imagined that it would be a routine release with the normal mix of new features, improvements and bug fixes. Instead we are now completing a much more significant release. The key factor which catapulted the 2.5 release from a normal JXSE release to a jumbo sized release has been contributions from the JXTA community. In particular, the Glassfish Shoal clustering project has been a big contributor to JXSE 2.5. Additionally, speaking of fish, the JXTA project's move to Java.net has moved us into a much bigger pond. It's been really exciting to see how many people are discovering JXTA as a result of this move.

At this point I don't think that the "Pavlova" name will be adequate JXSE 2.5 release. We would need a Guinness World Record sized Pavlova to suffice! I believe we need a name that truly reflects the scope, breadth and gut-busting hugeness of the JXSE 2.5 release. With a little searching I found Whole Stuffed Camel, but since it can't be proved to have been actually prepared nor can I find a proper name for the dish I am ruling it out. Any other suggestions? The winning name must include a web accessible recipe for inclusion in the release notes. Bonus points if you can provide photos of having cooked the dish yourself!

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Free association time: big (release), (glass)fish, Jonah (not eaten, thank God, time to celebrate), whale, melange (of contributors)

http://www.fishermansexpress.com/whale.html

Never mind that a whale is not a fish.

leads to ... WhaleStew.

Posted by Mark on September 04, 2007 at 11:47 PM PDT #

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