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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Vote] please test release candidate and vote
Date Sat, 14 Apr 2007 08:19:58 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> We need people to test the release candidate on your projects,
> especially on different operating systems and Java version.
> Send a short reply to this thread that it works for you.
> See method below.
> 
> Download the release candidate and supporting files:

Moved the release candidate rc1 to a new URL.
An enthusiastic user asked other users to use it.
http://people.apache.org/~crossley/temp/forrest-08-rc1/
If you already have it then the files are the same.

-David

> For Windows get *.zip md5sum aa7b786b3586fe7a6e131052c8e213f2
> For UNIX get *.tar.gz md5sum a593dbb1c04ff20dfd318063997d65db
> Get the *.asc and *.md5 that match your chosen download.
> 
> It was packed from SVN revision 527170.
> 
> Java 1.4 or later is required.
> 
> Testing and vote period concludes Monday 2007-04-16 at 22:00 UTC [2].
> Anyone can test and vote, not just PMC members.
> However only the PMC votes are binding [3].
> 
> When voting, quote the md5sum to ensure that we are all
> using the correct release candidate package. The votes
> need to happen against the final release package.
> 
> PMC members need to satisfy themselves that the actual
> final release package meets the ASF principles.
> 
> Please wait with voting until towards the end of the
> week, as we may need to build a second release candidate
> if there are any changes to the code or documentation [1].
> 
> During this week we do need to hear about successes
> or failures. Please report your operating system
> and Java versions and Jetty/Tomcat versions.
> 
> So we have approximately 6 days.
> 
> Here are some hints:
> 
>   * Verfiy the release, especially if you are a committer.
>     Follow: http://forrest.apache.org/mirrors.cgi#verify
>   * Ensure that the compressed archive will unpack properly.
>   * Follow the README.txt and index.html
>   * Set $FORREST_HOME and $PATH appropriately.
>   * Try it with different Java versions.
>   * Try it with different versions of Apache Tomcat or Jetty.
>   * Many known issues are already recorded at our Jira.
>   * Don't worry too much about minor bugs. We are looking
>     for blockers, such as it will not run.
>   * Please add other discovered issues to Jira.
> 
> * Make a fresh site ...
>     cd my-new-dir
>     forrest seed
>     forrest run ... use the local jetty server.
>     forrest ... build the whole site from the command-line.
>     forrest war ... use your own full Jetty or Tomcat.
> 
> * Try it on the Forrest core docs ...
>     cd site-author
>     forrest run
>     forrest
> 
> * Forrest was already pre-built. Try building it again.
>     cd main
>     build clean
>     build
>     build test
> 
> * Try it on your own project, especially if you have
>   a project sitemap and use some extra plugins.
> 
> * If you are a user of forrestbot then try that.
> 
> * Try building and installing the forrestbar.
> 
> ------------------------------
> [1] create final release candidate
> Saturday 2007-04-14 at 22:00 UTC
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=14&month=04&year=2007&p1=136&p2=48&p3=176&p4=240&p5=224&p6=213
> 
> [2] end of vote on final release candidate and commence the upload phase
> Monday 2007-04-16 at 22:00 UTC
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=16&month=04&year=2007&p1=136&p2=48&p3=176&p4=240&p5=224&p6=213
> http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?month=4&day=16&year=2007&hour=22
> 
> [3] "A lazy majority vote requires
> 3 binding +1 votes and more binding +1 votes than -1 votes".
> http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html#actions

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