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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Release candidate 1 cut
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 18:13:16 GMT
Thomas Dudziak wrote:

> On 5/11/07, Jean T. Anderson <jta@bristowhill.com> wrote:
>
>> ok, but any build that gets voted on to become a release must have those
>> signatures (we vote on the actual bits that get released).
>
> Well, yes, but we only sign releases, not release candidates (which
> are not releases per definition). Or to put it differently, signing
> the artifacts is part of the release process, not of the released
> artifacts for which the vote was put forward.

Derby includes signatures on release candidates, so the signatures can
be verified as part of the review.
Incubator does the same.

 -jean

>> from what I've seen, it's more common than not to include a src
>> distribution.
>
>
> Yeah, not to mention that I like downloading src distributions so that
> I can attach source files to libraries that I use :-)
>
>> The apply-license.html page says a txt extension is permitted (big
>> warning: this page isn't in complete sync yet with
>> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html):
>>
>>     http://www.apache.org/dev/apply-license.html#license-file-name
>>
>> In other words, a txt extension isn't necessary. :-)
>
>
> Yeah, and I prefer having them - makes life easier for those non-*nix
> users, where a missing file extension confuses the 'shell' :-)
>
> cheers,
> Tom



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