SailFin @ Milestone4 moves towards Beta !
By prasads on Apr 21, 2008
Sailfin hit MS4 early in April ! We could have called it the "Spring Milestone" after the last milestone was released in "Winter" around Christmas. We called it MS4 instead following the convention.
Yes its been a while since we put up a milestone, however there is a reason for that happening that way !
In terms of features, this milestone was more of a top-up . However there has been a significant value add in terms of testing, both functional as well as system testing. While the product has still not undergone all the stress that we expect to subject it to , its looking better than ever before on that front.
We had planned for a beta , around this time frame , however while we were planning for the beta , the JSR 289 Specification was in the Public Release stage and there were couple of open issues that the EG was trying to sort out in the spec. Of course the EG has made
rapid strides in the last four weeks and now the spec. is in the PFD2 stage.
Given that and some quaility issues that we saw in the product, it made a lot of sense to put out a milestone release now and have a beta later on.We are now planning for a beta in Summer and we will keep the community posted !
Looking forward to the testing , feedback and inputs from the community!
SailFin blogs has had quite a few entries around CLB, Application Router and DNS .
SailFin also features at Java One this year - there is a HandOn Lab that showcase how a converged application can be developed using NetBeans and SailFin and there is a technical session that talks about the architecture of SailFin. There is also another HandsOn Lab that
talks about performance tuning !