It's been a while since I last wrote on where Apache Karaf is heading over the next few months, so I thought I'd write up this brief post on the subject.
Apache Karaf 2.1.x maintenance branch:
We released 2.1.3 earlier this month, and already have plans for 2.1.4 in the works. If more releases are required for fixes then we'll see 2.1.5, etc.
Apache Karaf 2.2.0 and maintenance branch:
We originally wanted to have Karaf 2.2.0 out before the end of 2010, but we were delayed waiting on some dependencies to be released. Now that those are starting to be crossed off our list I'm hoping to start release process work on this soon. Once a 2.2.0 is vetted, cut, and released, then a 2.2.x maintenance branch will be made.
Apache Karaf 3.0.0 and maintenance branch:
As discussed earlier, this release of Karaf will be for JVM 1.6 or greater. An effort to put forth a user survey to help guide development of this release has been set in motion. Given that this version is early in the planning stages, it'll be a while before we can start talking about when we could be seeing early snapshot versions.