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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Bumping the fourth digit
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 20:47:40 GMT
Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Kathey Marsden wrote:
>> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>>> As a test of this, I have updated the description of You 
>>> can see this by clicking on the link you forwarded. Does this format 
>>> look reasonable to you?
>> I think we cannot include an url to the Sun build in Jira.  According 
>> to:
>> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
>> "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.
>> ...
>> Under no circumstances are unapproved builds a substitute for 
>> releases. If this policy seems inconvenient, then release more often. 
>> Proper release management is a key aspect of Apache software 
>> development.
> That www.apache.org/dev/release.html policy governs distribution of 
> software produced by an Apache project and made available for download 
> from  an Apache website.
> Why are we concerned about tracking releases produced by non-Apache 
> entities, such as Sun?
And IBM. And anyone else who wants to build a distribution from the 
community branches. We're talking about tracking and fixing bugs which 
are logged against commit points on a community codeline, whether that 
is the development mainline or one of our stable branches. This is 
useful to everyone who drinks out of the common well.

> -jean
>> Just the subversion commit number should be sufficient in the Jira 
>> version comment I think.
>> Kathey

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