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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject release process
Date Mon, 12 Oct 2009 03:07:22 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> 
> IMO A should be the way to wrap up current development. Like pointed  
> out by David we need to have a release that  contains the work of the  
> last years since the release.

It may require two releases in reasonably quick succession.
Otherwise we risk holding up the release for more ages.

> To be honest I have not tackle the release because seeing the process  
> I feel overwhelmed of the steps involved. I saw other project  
> releasing their software in a more straight forward manner.

Do those projects also add their current documentation
as an integrated part of their release package, and provide
the means to generate that same version of the documentation?
This adds some complexity to Forrest's release process.
There are a number of Catch-22 situations and extra hoops.

The release process doc is reminders for me when/if
i was the RM. I wrote down every little step so that
it could be remembered from time-to-time and flow smoothly.
The last release was much easier with those notes.
It also intends to enable other people to assist
with certain parts of the process, so the whole
thing is explicitly defined. Many thanks to those people
that helped to evolve it.

Any committer is free to be RM and to create their
own release process, and to propose different content
for the release.

-David

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