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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Releases procedure
Date Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:07:31 GMT
I know. I've been busy working on my automation.

Steps to reproduce:

Spin up an xlarge Ubuntu AMI. Use most recent supported Ubuntu in quick
launch wizard. (ami-640a0610)

Try "make distsign"

That's it.


On 21 February 2013 17:59, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:

>
> On Feb 21, 2013, at 18:41 , Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > The hours and days I am spending on this release are trying to make up
> for
> > a non-deterministic test suite that can take hours and hours to babysit,
> to
> > the point where I am having to automate my way around it.
>
> I still haven’t seen any logs that I could use to help debug this.
>
> >
> > The NEWS and CHANGES stuff should take 5-10 minutes tops. But if it is
> > neglected, then the problem compounds, because now I have to look through
> > the timelines and organise things so we are consistent.
> >
> >
> > On 21 February 2013 17:32, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On Feb 21, 2013, at 18:29 , Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Your response rests on a fallacy, in any case.
> >>>
> >>> Maintaining a list of release versions is going to be a PITA no matter
> >> what
> >>> we do. Especially when we have four or five divergent timelines. Moving
> >>> these to the docs only consolidates the maintenance into one file. This
> >>> will still require care and attention, and I believe it is appropriate
> of
> >>> me to remind people of that. The current state of affairs is a complete
> >>> mess.
> >>
> >> All I know is we spend hours and days on this each release and I don’t
> >> think this needs to be the case.
> >>
> >> Best
> >> Jan
> >> --
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 21 February 2013 17:19, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Feb 21, 2013, at 18:16 , Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> If you're doing a release, please ensure proper NEWS and CHANGES
> >> hygiene
> >>>>> The recent releases went out with a entries in these files for
> versions
> >>>> we
> >>>>> have not yet released. And some are missing entries for previous
> >> versions
> >>>>> we have released. I have added a few additional instructions to
the
> >> wiki,
> >>>>> so hopefully these will be caught next time.
> >>>>
> >>>> Alternatively, let’s finally kill this superfluous, error-prone,
> >>>> time-wasting
> >>>> distraction from actual work and ensure the important information
> >> contained
> >>>> in it are covered in the docs.
> >>>>
> >>>> Cheers
> >>>> Jan
> >>>> --
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> NS
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > NS
>
>


-- 
NS

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