Over the last several months I have encountered several problems with
Oracle (8.1.7/9.2)/TopLink 9.0.3/JBoss 3.0.4 configuration. When I have posted
to the forums, most of the time I am told to move to 3.2 of JBoss. But 3.2 is
Beta or a Release Candidate and is not listed on the JBoss downloade page.
My management is interpreting the releases on the JBoss Download page
as the production or recommended release. Are they interpreting this correctly?
If not, then how do we determine what the current stable production release of
JBoss is? On sourceforge.net I find 3.0.4, 3.0.5, 3.0.6 and 3.2. In a typical
software product you have a major Releases and minor releases, even for open source
products. For example 3.0 and
3.2 would be major releases and 3.0.4,3.0.5, 3.0.6 are minor releases to fix bugs. If
are minor releases that fix bugs and 3.0 is the current production release, my expectation
would be that as 3.0.5, 3.0.6, etc are released the jboss downloads page would be
updated to reflect that for example 3.0.6 is the latest production release and what bugs
are rolled into this release. But I do not see this outlined anywhere. Further more there
cases where I see a bug and I see that it is stated that it is fixed, but I cannot find the
anywhere or I download a patch and compare the patch say against my 3.0.4 src and
find that there is no difference and in fact it does not appear to be fixed. How are
handling these situation? I will accept that I may be lost and would appreciate someone
putting me on the right Track. At a minimum I do not want to move to something like 3.2 if
it is not considered a stable production release.
Mike H. Sr.