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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Tweaking the release procedure
Date Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:31:34 GMT
> My most pressing concern at the moment is that whatever we decide in this
> thread should apply to the whole gamut of Apache projects, in broad strokes.
> We're actually quite unusual in the fact that we use the GNU Autotools. Most
> of the other projects use some crazy Java stuff I don't even understand. But
> we can't attempt anything to fancy here, or anything too specific to our
> particular set up.

I forgot to point out that we're only expected to be deciding for
CouchDB. Just because we're a test bed for Git doesn't mean that all
other projects have to do things exactly as we have. Pulling version
numbers from Git tags is quite fine if we go that route.

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