Happy Holidays (also, JMC 7 branched)!
marcus.hirt at oracle.com
Thu Dec 20 20:22:18 UTC 2018
First of all I would like to wish you all happy holidays and a happy new year!
My vacation starts tomorrow, but before then I thought I’d try to sum up a few
thoughts around the last couple of months since JMC was open sourced.
First of all I would like to thank everyone who has taken an active interest
in JMC. There are now, at the time of writing, 14 contributors listed in the
JMC project census, and there are more contributors in the pipe to be added.
Most are backed by companies, like Oracle and Red Hat, but there are also
people that spend their spare time contributing.
Next I think we all deserve a pat on the back for almost being done with JMC 7.
It is a release with many firsts:
* First JMC release to be based on an open sourced Mission Control 
* First JMC release to ship with its own embedded runtime
* First JMC release to use common open source build tools, like Maven/Tycho
* First JMC release to ship the core bundles to Maven Central
* First JMC with contributions from outside of Oracle
And probably a whole host of other firsts I cannot think of right now. And, as
any release with many firsts, it has been challenging. We still have some work
ahead of us before we can ship JMC 7, but I am pretty confident we can (barring
any process hick-ups) get the release out on time.
Finally I'd like to mention that JMC 7 have now been branched. The mainline
repo is now the JMC 7.1 release.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
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