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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Nighly builds and releases
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:25:16 GMT
A google search for "apache nightly build" shows me quite a few Apache
projects providing public links to nightly builds:

1.  Solr: http://wiki.apache.org/solr/NightlyBuilds
2.  JMeter: http://jmeter.apache.org/nightly.html
3.  Direcory: http://directory.apache.org/studio/nightly-builds.html
4.  Nutch: http://nutch.apache.org/nightly.html
5.  Ant: http://ant.apache.org/nightlies.html

The list goes on...

I think adding a warning saying this should be sufficient:

The nightly builds are interim builds that are * untested and unsupported *.
* Use at your own risk! *
These unreleased builds may not even load, may have undocumented features,
known defects, and any number of other issues.
They are intended for use by developers and others wishing to help with
resolving Apache Flex bugs.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Justin Mclean <justinmclean@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> An issue just come up on the incubator general list about nightly builds.
> [1]
> The installer lets you download the nightly build, and while convenient it
> looks like it's actually against Apache release guidelines [2]:
> "If the general public is being instructed to download a package, then
> that package has been released. Each PMC must obey the ASF requirements on
> approving any release."
> and
> " 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."
> We probably need to remove that from the installer. Perhaps an alternative
> is  it only show via a command line flag or "I am a SDK developer" check
> box with a big disclaimer about it not being an official release etc etc
> Justin
> 1. http://markmail.org/thread/s3ghrm7oozng3w7t
> 2. http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#what

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