D4.2 Timeline

The Roller v1.0 was available on January 17, 2005 (with use at sun.com), as cited at http://rollerweblogger.org/project/:

  • Jan 17, 2005: Roller 1.0: ready to roll!

    Roller 1.0 is the first major release of Roller since Roller 0.9.8 was released in September of 2003. See What's new with Roller 1.0 for a summary of the many changes, improvements, and bug fixes made since the last release.

    Roller 1.0 has gone through a lot of testing and debugging. The Roller 1.0 release process began when Roller 0.9.9 was deployed at JRoller.com in May of 2004 and ended with the deployment of Roller 1.0RC1, 1.0RC2, and 1.0-Final at blogs.sun.com in December of the same year. Now it's your turn to try Roller 1.0.

    Thanks to the many folks that helped to make Roller 1.0 possible:

    • ...
    • And a cast of thousands of JRoller.com, blogs.sun.com, and Roller bloggers everywhere
  • Dec 19, 2004: Roller 1.0 Release Candidate 2
  • Oct 29, 2004: Roller 1.0 Release Candidate 1

The first DeveloperWorks blog entry by Grady Booch was on April 15, 2004, at http://www-03.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/gradybooch/20040415, but it's possible that he was doing this on some other technology first. There's a mention at http://www-03.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/gradybooch/20040421 about stream out to the DeveloperWorks blog, so there was some catch-up.

IBM must have been involved deeply by September 17, 2005, as Elias Torres was formally named to the project at http://rollerweblogger.org/project/:

Welcome to Elias, who brings the Roller committer count up to seven (in chronological order: Dave, Matt, Lance, Anil, Henri, Allen, and now Elias). Elias runs one of the biggest Roller installs in the world at IBM and he's got lots of cool feature ideas and practical suggestions for improving Roller.

Lotus Connections product announcement at January 22, 2007, at http://www-306.ibm.com/software/swnews/swnews.nsf/n/nhan6xpktl?OpenDocument&Site=lotus:

Here are the innovative new products and capabilities announced at Lotusphere 2007 this week:

  • Lotus Connections is the industry‚Äôs first platform for business-grade social computing. The software offers an integrated set of Web 2.0-based components -- including Activities, Communities, Dogear for social bookmarking, Profiles and Blogs. Users can find and exchange ideas with experts anywhere in their organization and tap the power of social software from within Notes, Sametime or WebSphere Portal.