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From Dyre.Tjeldv...@Sun.COM
Subject Re: Testing
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:29:20 GMT
Bryan Pendleton <bpendleton@amberpoint.com> writes:

>> I think there was some distinction in the Apache policy regarding
>> "visible to developers" versus "visible to users", right?
>
> Following up on my own message, the two important Apache-wide
> policy links appear to be:
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
> and http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#releases
>
> From the former page, we read that 10.4, right now, is a "Test package",
> and we read this guidance:
>
>   During the process of developing software and preparing a release,
>   various packages are made available to the developer community for
>   testing purposes. Do not include any links on the project website that
>   might encourage non-developers to download and use nightly builds,
>   snapshots, release candidates, or any other similar package. The only
>   people who are supposed to know about such packages are the people
>   following the dev list (or searching its archives) and thus aware
>   of the conditions placed on the package. If you find that the general
>   public are downloading such test packages, then remove them.
>
> I think that the bottom line is that:
>
>  - the release candidate builds should *not* be linked from the wiki, and
>  - I made a mistake when I made a posting regarding the release candidate
>    on the derby-user list; release candidates should only be discussed
>    on the derby-dev list.

Well, I just made the same mistake when I posted the link to the beta in the
thread about table functions on the user list.

> My apologies, I'll try to be more careful in the future.

I guess you're not the only one who needs to appologize... :)

-- 
dt

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