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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject release endgame
Date Wed, 04 Oct 2006 21:21:47 GMT
It looks like we're going to approve a 10.2 release soon. I have a 
couple questions about the release endgame which follows a positive vote:

1) Do I need the PMC's approval before posting the release to the Apache 

2) Step (9) at http://www.apache.org/dev/mirror-step-by-step.html warns 
against using symbolic links in mirrored directories. But step (17) at 
http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbySnapshotOrRelease seems to indicate 
that we do use symbolic links on our mirrored directory. Furthermore, 
symbolic links are required by the instructions at 
http://people.apache.org/~bodewig/mirror.html. I'm confused.

3) More about symbolic links. The instructions make a distinction 
between the distribution zips and their signatures. I'm told to link the 
zips but not the signatures (see 
http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html). However, step 
(17) at http://wiki.apache.org/db-derby/DerbySnapshotOrRelease shows us 
creating symbolic links for both the zips and the signatures. Again, I'm 

Would appreciate your advice here.


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