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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] make release 0.1
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:04:28 GMT
Good plan. I will do my best to help. If we have 3 IPMC +1 from the podling then the IPMC part
is less of a PITA.

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> On Jul 30, 2015, at 7:21 AM, jan i <> wrote:
> Traditionally cutting the first apache release for a podling is one big
> PITA, therefore
> I propose we get started.
> I propose we make release 0.1 consisting of
>    - docFormats (the library only with the OOXML filter)
>    - dfTest (the main test utility)
>    - dfUtil (the conversion utility)
> We have a lot to learn here, about the files LICENSES and NOTICE and about
> how to
> handle release candidates and the final release, therefore I propose to
> include the
> "stable" parts. It can be argued that version 0.1 is not very useful for a
> end-user, which
> might be right, but it helps us get the release framework up and running.
> Once we have 0.1 through the needle of IPMC, version 0.2 can focus a lot
> more on the
> technical content.
> The steps we have to pass (I have surely forgotten a number) are:
> - Make a branch (stable_0.1) that only contains what we intent to release
> - Make it work (adapt CMake files etc)
> - Correct LICENSES and NOTICE
> - Prepare a release candidate (upload source with SHA5 to somewhere on dist)
> - Vote on the release (min. 3 +1 NO -1)
> - Ask IPMC to check the release and have them vote on it
>  this is the needle, they tend to find things we have not thought about,
>  but Justin (he is one of the best release checkers in incubators) earlier
> promised
>  me to do a pre-check so we avoid the normal errors.
> - When the vote finally passes, move the source to the release part of dist.
> - Congratulate each other with work well done.
> If we agree on the content and the idea of cutting a release, I volunteer
> to do the work and
> of course write about every step in here (and on the wiki), so we all learn
> from the experience.
> I do however need help from e.g. Dave, with some of the specialties.
> Following the suggestion from Dave, Let us discuss this until August 7th,
> and then see
> if we have reached consensus.
> Comments ?
> rgds
> jan i.

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