[GeoNode-devel] Which GeoServer version we should use (i.e. nightlies VS releases)

Simone Dalmasso simone.dalmasso at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 12:07:28 PDT 2015

+1 very flexible.

Il venerdì 31 luglio 2015, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> ha scritto:

> This makes sense. +1
> On Friday, July 31, 2015, Simone Giannecchini <
> simone.giannecchini at geo-solutions.it
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','simone.giannecchini at geo-solutions.it');>>
> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> recently I have been discussing with other devs about which GS version
>> we should depend onto in GeoNode.
>> As you might know GeoServer has, at all times, 3 active branches:
>> - Master (2.8.x at this stage) which is open for development and is
>> considered unstable
>> - Stable (2.7.x now) which get minor developments + bug fixes
>> - Maintenance (2.6.x now) which gets only bug fixes
>> GS has a time-boxed release model so we more or less know when a
>> release for a certain branch will be made.
>> Generally speaking (at least IMHO) for a project like GN it is good to
>> depend on the stable branch. Master would be dangerous, Maintenance
>> could be moving too slow (but still an option).
>> So yeah, that's fine we are already doing that. The point is what to
>> do when we cut a GN release? Do we use a GS nightly ( they are all
>> marked clearly and then we can track it easily)? Do we only use
>> releases?
>> The obvious answer is to use releases from the stable branch and make
>> everybody happy. There is one problem though unless we align with the
>> GS releases we might have problem with doing GS bugfixes before a GN
>> release.
>> Let's talk about present times. Right now we are depending on 2.7.x
>> nightly, so if there's something bugging us in GS we fix it and the
>> day after we get the fix in GN. If on September 1st we want to release
>> GN 2.4 we won't have a GS release to use because 2.7.3 will be out in
>> October, hence we either wait or we ask the GeoServer community to
>> make an intermediate release (e.g.
>> My proposal is as follows:
>> - try to track geoserver stable nightly in GN development
>> - tentatively align GN release to GS releases (they are done pretty
>> often anyway)
>> - if we want to do a GN release and we can't wait for a GS one, we ask
>> the GS community to cut an intermediate release
>> Feedback?
>> PS
>> I already started a similar discussion on the GS mailing asking for
>> opinions on this approach :)
>> Regards,
>> Simone Giannecchini
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