[evs] Next beta build

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Tue Mar 25 22:22:21 GMT 2008

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The newsgroup has been a bit quiet of late, so I thought it was time I wrote 

I had my semi-regular demo/catch up on the EVS project a couple of weeks 
ago - it seems to be coming along nicely - though adding some of the 
features that we considered 'critical' for v1 has taken longer than 
expected, and will probably continue for another 4 weeks or so, by which 
time I hope we can release another RC.

The next RC is intended to be 'pretty close' to 'stable' for the open source 
project.  We will then add 'migrate' function(s) before declaring it FOSS 

The remainder of 2008 will be spent focussed on turning that into 
'commercial stable' which will probably be FOSS 3.1.02 (identical to the 
CVSNT strategy where CVSNT 2.5.01 was FOSS and 2.5.02 was commercial 

The EVSMANAGER user inteface needs a lot of work - Udo has prototyped this 
and it's mostly up to me to translate that for use in EVS, whether that is 
going to be in the next beta or not is questionable.

Anyone who can start compiling the server on Linux with Postgres support and 
begin testing - your assistance will be greatly appreciated (Tony and I are 
only working on the windows version and it will probably remain that way for 
most of if not all of 2008).  The server code is already right and stable 
enough to begin this work (just keep an eye on the commits mailing list for 


Arthur Barrett

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