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From "Gav..." <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: A new release? Can I help?
Date Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:29:38 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Benson Margulies [mailto:bimargulies@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, 17 October 2010 4:55 AM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: A new release? Can I help?
> 
> OK, I now understand about jing.
> 
> My motivations here are these: a bunch of foundation project use
> forrest; everyone has to update their branding; the Java 1.6 issue
> gums people up. Given the workaround, a release is not so urgent as I
> expected it to be.
> 
> Still, I'm willing to poke at some of the issues below, but it would
> be nice to know that there are a few residual PMC members here who
> could actually RM the release (and vote for it).

Residual PMC members? In what way?

Not having a release for 3 years doesn’t mean the PMC has gone away.

Gav...

> 
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:07 PM, David Crossley <crossley@apache.org>
> wrote:
> > Benson Margulies wrote:
> >> Hello forrest dev:
> >>
> >> Java 1.5 is somewhat scarce on MacOSX and recent ubuntu. Is there
> any
> >> way I could help push out a release of the trunk, ...
> >
> > Thanks so much Benson. I don't have much time
> > but will try to help.
> >
> > Some quick response notes:
> >
> > * Yes please do help.
> >
> > * There has been some discussion about what needs
> > to be finalised. Some people have made individual
> > spurts of progress. As Forrest is moving slowly, please
> > see further back in archives. Some things were partially
> > dealt with and may need follow through.
> >
> > * Review issue tracker.
> > http://forrest.apache.org/issues.html#filters
> > The main filter is "FOR-roadmap-dev".
> >
> > * Review some outstanding patches. It would be
> > a shame not to include some more contributions
> > and we need to encourage our contributors.
> >
> > The review will encourage our committers to
> > apply it. Speaking for myself i don't have enough
> > time to investigate the following suggested ones.
> >
> > Glancing through the list i reckon that FOR-1203
> > and FOR-752 are the only likely candidates.
> > The others are either in plugins, which can be
> > handled at any time after the core release,
> > or need more work. IMO we should focus elsewhere
> > at this late stage.
> >
> > * I have made some progress at classifying the
> > licenses of our various supporting products.
> > We complicate things because we bundle these
> > products with our release.
> >
> > Next task is to ensure that we meet all of
> > their conditions, e.g. perhaps pass on NOTICES.
> >
> > * We have the release process at:
> > http://forrest.apache.org/procedures/release/How_to_release.html
> >
> > * Another useful resource is "Project tasks"
> > http://forrest.apache.org/tasks.html
> >
> > * I suggest that you install the "Forrestbar"
> > http://forrest.apache.org/tools/forrestbar.html
> > It is a great benefit for directed quick search/access
> > of our project resources.
> >
> > Thanks again for anything that you can manage
> > to assist with.
> >
> >  ----oOo----
> >
> >> ... which (from the
> >> email archive) seems to be 1.6-friendly?
> >
> > Please note that Forrest does not require Java 6.
> > Let us know if the following issue does not address
> > what you are seeing.
> >
> > I was very concerned when i searched the net to see
> > that people do not realise the simple workaround.
> >
> > Today i added a new FAQ:
> > http://forrest.apache.org/faq.html#oldjing
> >
> > -David
> >



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