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From "Carsten Ziegeler" <>
Subject RE: Releasing
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 11:00:21 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> A typical scenario is that the release manager uploads the 
> tarballs along with the checksums on his private web space at 
> Apache, and that a vote is done on those after - let's say - 
> 72 hours. If the vote is ok then the release manager can 
> simply move the files in the dist section.
Yes, I'm fine with this - as long as we don't checkin anything
between the tarball has been created and the release takes place.

> > My naiv understanding was that we all test the tarballs during our 
> > code freeze, so actually I thought we vote on a "virtual tarball"
> > so to speak.
> Going 'real' instead of 'virtual' could help us not repeat 
> the same mistake we have done now. It makes it possible to 
> have the actual tarball be reviewed by all that want to (and 
> that should if they vote IMHO).
At least we have the hope that this will help avoiding such problems.
To be honest, I suspect that even if we had a tarball before, noone
would have noticed the missing files. See how long it took until
someone found out! 

Anyways: plus +1 - let's give it a try starting with 2.1.6


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