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From Thomas Dudziak <to...@first.gmd.de>
Subject Re: approaching 1.0
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2004 10:39:54 GMT
On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Thomas Mahler wrote:

> hi all,
> first the good news: we have made a lot of progress for a final 1.0 release.
> the bad news is that there are still some hurdles.
> 1. To get an approval for the 1.0 release from the db.apache.org pmc we 
> are requsted to have at least 3 committers on the pmc board.
> Currently only Armin and myself are on the PMC.
> So we we need at least one more committer on the PMC.
> If YOU would like to volunteer  please contact me.

I'd be willing to help. But what actually does being a PMC member entail ?
> 2. We should change the the copyright notice from
> "Copyright  2004 The Apache Software Foundation"
> to "Copyright  2002-2004 The Apache Software Foundation"
> for all files.
> If there are packages that we know to be from 2003 or 2004 we should 
> change the notice for those files accordingly.
> It's too much work to do the check on a per file basis.

The complete XDoclet module is (c) 2003, and the db handling stuff is
(c) 2004. Likewise I believe that the OTM is (c) 2003/2004.

> The copyright notice should also be placed in non-java files like xml 
> xdocs and properties files.
> 3. So again we won't be able to deliver a complete release this weekend.
> Armin proposed to provide another RC6 release instead.
> I'd love to bring out 1.0 instead yet another RC.
> But under the given circumstances I assume that the best thing will be 
> to release another interims RC6 this weekend.

What is the benefit of this if 1.0 is to come out soon (e.g. April) ?


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