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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: Bumping the fourth digit
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 20:57:30 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> 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.

but it doesn't make sense for an apache project to reference somebody 
else's external (non-Apache) build or distribution.  --That's a slippery 
slope that would then need to accommodate anybody who comes along. And 
we should never bump the Derby release number to accommodate an external 


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

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