The first patch release of the Apache Karaf 2.3.x branch will be soon entering the planning phase (no immediate need patch, 2.3.0 is performing wonderfully!), as such I'm preparing for the release management role.
To prepare I've selected a bottle of Marques de Casa Concha 2010 Pinot Noir to decant while listening to some Death From Above 1979 albums.
Current high lights of this patch include a multitude of updates to dependencies, such as updating to OSG 4.3.1, Apache pom 11, Spring 3.1, Pax-web 1.1.5, and Servicemix Specs 2.2. A complete change log will be created for the Release Candidate once the community is ready to put it to vote.
The wine will of course only be sampled after being gave proper time to breath in its container, after the first release candidate has be up loaded for voting (see our release guide for more details on our process).
Unfortunately I can't share the wine with you, but I can share a few links to some DFA 1979 videos. I'm looking forward to starting the 2.3.1 release process soon.
I'll be posting updates to our Twitter stream (#karaf) and on our IRC channel (irc.codehaus.org #karaf).