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From "Glenn Williams" <i...@tinylion.co.uk>
Subject RE: How to release binaries (Was...VOTE] Release Apache Flex 4.8.0)
Date Wed, 04 Jul 2012 09:00:59 GMT
>From what I understand its just that they are not officially supported by
apache, not that you cant release binaries. But, im also not too sure of the

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-----Original Message-----
From: Yann Chevalier [mailto:yac@baao.com] 
Sent: 04 July 2012 09:59
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: How to release binaries (Was...VOTE] Release Apache Flex 4.8.0)


I'm a old user of the Apache Tomcat project (like a lot of Flex devs I
suppose). I'm surprised by the fact that Apache doesn't release official

If you go for example here : http://tomcat.apache.org/download-70.cgi, you
have a binary distribution.

Am I missing something ?


Le 4 juil. 2012 à 09:26, Bertrand Delacretaz a écrit :

> Hi,
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> On 7/3/12 1:10 AM, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
>>> ... I have ignored the -incubating-bin.tar.gz file, we don't release 
>>> binaries, so -1 on that one.
>> Several Apache documents state that there are binary distributions 
>> provided as a convenience.  Do they go through a different process?
> I'm not sure if there's a defined process ASF-wide, IMO what's 
> important is to clearly label those binaries as not being an Apache 
> release.
> The simplest way might be to create a "binaries" folder under 
> http://apache.org/dist/incubator/flex (which doesn't exist yet, but 
> that's where the release ends up once voted on), with a README.txt 
> that explains what those binaries are.
> Once such a mechanism is in place, I'm fine with people voting on what 
> to put in there if desired, in VOTE threads that are distinct from the 
> release votes, but let's not call that a release. What people can 
> express with their votes is "I think that foo.jar with md5 12345 is a 
> usable binary distribution of our software" or something like that, 
> but as opposed to source code releases those do not have the ASF's 
> stamp of approval.
> -Bertrand

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