Didn't we say that trunk would be for development? So shouldn't the branch be creates as /branches/2.0.x ? this also seems to be normal SVN practice on other projects (with the actual "x" in the branch name).
Yes, the trunk should be for moving forward and the branch for fixes to the past release. We need to make sure its named appropriately to prevent confusion. And I agree with the literal '/branches/2.0.x' name. Basixs would you rename the branch?
First of all I think some apologies are in turn… I have been very silent for the last number of months, but I am trying to catch up with what is going on around here. I see a lot of new activity from Baxis and Nymon (Congratulations on your promotions! XD ) and I am very touched that my name was brought up here and there in the process of deciding who should comprise the next generation.
Unfortunately I must say that, although I have jME always in my mind :’( , I am currently finishing my Ph. D. and I really have very little time to do anything not work related… I really would love to help with whatever I can, but at the moment that might be simply answering to posts in the forum and things like those.
Back on topic
IMHO a release of jME 2.0 is long overdue. It is not a matter of having enough progress as much as having some clear stability, and ease of downloading without having to use svn or anything more complicated for newcomers. I have the firm impression that not having an official 2.0 has driven people away from jME under the false impression that things are simply not happening here. Finally, I think there are enough interesting examples of nice technologies that have been (multi-head/stereographic display, SSAO shaders, md5, etc.) developed by people in the community and that we could add to the core with some nice tests in the jmetest packages. I think the new features need to be stressed by a new set of tests and demos for people to have a nice feel of the new features.
Alot of the features you mentioned are actually just user contributions and not part of jME itself, however there are some that desperately need tests (such as the new blender XML loader). But you bring up a good point, I know momoko_fan did some work comprising a 'list' of all the 'extras' available; maybe we should take that to the next level (Im thinking designated wiki/web page...).
Now that it has been up for 2.5 weeks what does everyone think of the download jars?
(must be doing something right since there is almost 4000 downloads! ;))