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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Carried RC Votes
Date Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:47:16 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

Again, thanks for taking the time to follow all of these lengthy threads.

I just want to makes sure I understand one point (in-line below):

On 12/8/14, 3:02 AM, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
>Git or svn diffs will show how much changed between that new release
>and the one that failed, so re-checking the new release is easy: check
>the diffs between the new and old Git or svn tags and verify that the
>release tarball or other archive matches the content of those svn
>tags. Cast your +1 and you're done.
>
>So once again as per [1] my recommendation would be to not do release
>candidates anymore, consider each new set of releasable artifact as a
>new release, drop the releases who don't pass and publish those which
>do. Letting each (potential) release live in isolation should make
>your life easier. Like, dropping this discussion ;-)

My takeaway is that we can vote +1 without checking everything each time,
and that, by engaging folks to check most things before actually calling
for a vote there will be fewer failed votes, but we already saw that, when
we thought we’d found everything important and did call for a vote, that a
critical problem was found.  Even though we don’t have to check everything
before voting +1 on the next RC, even the minimal steps you mention take
time.  Are you opposed to having folks who voted +1 on the prior RC offer
carryover votes for those next RCs?

Thanks,
-Alex

>
>-Bertrand
>
>[0] http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#approving-a-release
>[1] http://markmail.org/message/4ahntni6kzfnwjzw

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