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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Ease of making release candidates (was: Javadocs in binary "release")
Date Wed, 20 May 2015 16:57:51 GMT
(forking to its own thread)

Oh dear, and here I was about to recommend that we have an end2end 
script that does _all_ of the updated things that I wrote down last night.

For context, HBase has a script that devs can use to make a 
release candidate.

We should be aiming for as much automation as possible. While I can 
understand your desire for developers to actually understand what 
they're doing, I think we need to focus on making as easy as possible. 
That will help make sure _anyone_ can make a release, not just those who 
understand all of the intricacies.

Christopher wrote:
> One thing I was thinking: I'd prefer people not use script. I
> think it kind of discourages lack of understanding what's going on.
> And... it doesn't really automate things much. The most helpful thing
> it does is cache your gpg key in your gpg-agent. After that, it's a
> maven one-liner.
> What do you think about updating the releasing page to describe what
> does, rather than encourage its use?
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II

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