This is the type of a policy that I would be completely comfortable with. Initial version seemed a little out of character and rushed. Call me a "Spring Fan Boy" but I am mighty happy with the news today.We are amending our maintenance policy in the light of community feedback. We will make regular binary releases from the Spring trunk available to the community, with no 3 month window. For each version of Spring, community releases will be available while it remains the trunk or until the next version is stable.
Once we have published a release candidate for a new version of a project, we will typically not release further tags or binary builds of earlier versions of the project to the open source community. Such releases will be available for three years to SpringSource Enterprise customers.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Posted by Dmitry Sklyut at 9:01 PM
Glad to see an announcement from Rod. Honestly, what took so long?