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From Peter Kelly <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] make release 0.1
Date Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:15:07 GMT
Sounds like a good plan to me.

I volunteer to write the README - I think what we have on the website/wiki is a little unclear
at the moment, and have some ideas on how to better express what the project’s about.

I suggest we do this (along with LICENSES and NOTICE) as files in the root of the Git repository,
so we can each make changes via the usual means as for code.

Another thing I would like to suggest is we have a CONTRIBUTORS file (or similar name) which
lists all those who have contributed to the project. I’m aware this isn’t strictly required,
but I think it's a good way to give credit/recognition to everyone involved for their work.

Dr Peter M. Kelly

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> On 30 Jul 2015, at 9:21 pm, 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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