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

Paolo Corti pcorti at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 12:23:09 PDT 2015

Totally agree with everything :)
On Jul 31, 2015 7:56 PM, "Simone Giannecchini" <
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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