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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] please review release candidate then vote
Date Sun, 06 Feb 2011 04:47:20 GMT
Reminder: The vote has about 41 hours remaining.

> [2] end of vote on final release candidate and commence the upload phase
> Monday 2011-02-07 at 22:00 UTC (i.e. planned release date)
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=7&month=2&year=2011&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=0

We are using release candidate rc1

-David

David Crossley wrote:
> We need people to review the release candidate and to
> test it on your projects, especially on different operating
> systems and Java version. See testing hints below.
> 
> Download the release candidate and supporting files:
> http://people.apache.org/~crossley/temp/forrest-09-rc1/
> 
> For Windows get *.zip (md5sum c04600e8befeaf005d5e4b9d6c8034f9)
> For UNIX get *.tar.gz (md5sum ea58a078e3861d4dfc8bf3296a53a5f8)
> Get the *.asc and *.md5 that match your chosen download.
> 
> Java 1.5 or later is required.
> 
> Testing and vote period concludes Monday 2011-02-07 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 final release candidate package. The votes
> need to happen against the final source release package.
> 
> If we need to build another release candidate, due to
> necessary changes to the code or documentation [1],
> then we need to vote reagarding that package.
> 
> PMC members need to satisfy themselves that the actual
> final release package meets the ASF principles.
> 
> During this week we do need to hear about both successes
> and failures. Please report your operating system
> and Java versions and Jetty/Tomcat versions.
> 
> So we have approximately 6 days.
> 
> Here are some hints for actual testing:
> 
>   * Verify 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-sample
>     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-sample
> 
> * 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 if necessary
> Saturday 2011-02-05 at 22:00 UTC
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=5&month=2&year=2011&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=0
> 
> [2] end of vote on final release candidate and commence the upload phase
> Monday 2011-02-07 at 22:00 UTC (i.e. planned release date)
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=7&month=2&year=2011&hour=22&min=0&sec=0&p1=0
> 
> [3] Guidelines for Voting
> "A lazy majority vote requires 3 binding +1 votes
> and more binding +1 votes than -1 votes".
> http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html#actions
> http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html#voting
> 

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