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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A new release? Can I help?
Date Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:55:07 GMT
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).

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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