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From "Gav...." <>
Subject RE: [Vote] Release Plan for Forrest 0.80
Date Tue, 27 Mar 2007 11:57:44 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Gardler []
> Sent: Tuesday, 27 March 2007 7:41 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Vote] Release Plan for Forrest 0.80
> Gav.... wrote:
> >>>> After a chance to discuss it (e.g. perhaps different dates,
> >>>> or Java version, etc.) we will vote on this Release Plan.
> >
> > The above was first posted Sunday, now the vote, was this enough time
> > to discuss things (is this the norm)? - I got here after 0.7 release.
> Generally we try to allow at least 72 hours. However, if you have a
> problem it can be raised during the vote.
> Remember this release process is not new (it is to you, but not to
> Forrest). Therefore, there should not be a need for much discussion
> other than the dates.
> The vote is only to ensure that the release will have the backing of the
> PMC which is a requirement. Without sufficient positive and no negative
> votes from the PMC the release cannot be made.
> All that being said, if there is an issue, it should be raised whether
> you are a PMC member or not.

No, there are no issues as far as I am concerned, just surprised to see
this vote thread so early on, but then I should have worked backwards 
1 week from end of voting date mentioned to realise it would start now!

> >>>> ------------------------
> >>>> I will be the Release Manager and am happy to do the process by
> >> myself.
> >>>> This makes it easier for me. However, it is important to pass on
> >>>> knowledge, so perhaps someone does want to assist. Otherwise we can
> >>>> soon do a 0.9 release and do that then.
> >
> > I was going to offer to assist, but waited the two days to see if anyone
> > else wanted to jump in first, if this is too late now or if you prefer
> > I'll help on 0.9 instead.
> Never wait for others! Jump in and offer your help, we will all be glad
> of it!

Thanks I know now, and am annoyed with myself now for not acting sooner to
help, I thought I had more time and did not want to jump in too soon (too
eager etc..).

> > I see the note about building a Windows release is gone, are you happy
> > that your changes will be good, I will do one if necessary.
> The windows release will still need to be tested so there is plenty of
> scope there.

Yep, no problem there thanks, I will likely test in java 1.4 and 1.5 to be
sure both work too, I've been on 1.5 for so long now.


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