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Subject svn commit: r523124 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:19:04 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Tue Mar 27 17:19:03 2007
New Revision: 523124

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&rev=523124
Log:
Clarify the testing and voting instructions.
Ensure test on different Java versions.
Provide reference for dates and times.
Specify type of approval for vote.
Encourage reports of success or failure.

Modified:
    forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt

Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt?view=diff&rev=523124&r1=523123&r2=523124
==============================================================================
--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt
(original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/test_and_vote_on_rel_cand.txt
Tue Mar 27 17:19:03 2007
@@ -1,42 +1,52 @@
 Subject: [Important] please test release candidate then vote
 
 We need people to test the release candidate on your projects,
-especially on different operating systems. Just send a short
-reply to this thread that it works for you. See method below.
+especially on different operating systems and Java version.
+Just send a short reply to this thread that it works for you.
+See method below.
 
 Download the release candidate and supporting files:
-http://people.apache.org/~[your apache user name]/release-forrest-07/
+http://people.apache.org/~[### your apache ID ###]/release-forrest-08/
 
 For Windows get *.zip md5sum ################################
 For UNIX get *.tar.gz md5sum ################################
 Get the *.asc and *.md5 that match your chosen download.
 
 It was packed from SVN revision ####
-Java [JavaVersion] or later is required.
+Java [### JavaVersion ###] or later is required.
 
-If you want to verify the download, then follow:
-http://forrest.apache.org/mirrors.cgi#verify
-
-Otherwise just get on with testing.
-
-Testing and vote period concludes [Date]
+Testing and vote period concludes [#### Date #####] [2].
 Anyone can test and vote, not just PMC members.
-However only the PMC votes are binding.
+However only the PMC votes are binding [3].
+
 When voting, quote the md5sum to ensure that we are all
-using the correct release candidate.
+using the correct release candidate 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.
 
 So we have approximately 6 days.
 
 Here are some hints:
 
-  * Ensure that the compressed archive will unpack properly.
   * 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.
   * 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 minor issues to Jira.
+  * Please add other discovered issues to Jira.
 
 * Make a fresh site ...
     cd my-new-dir
@@ -58,3 +68,20 @@
 
 * 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
+[### time-and-date URL ###]
+
+[2] end of vote on final release candidate and commence the upload phase
+Monday 2007-04-16 at 22:00 UTC
+[### time-and-date URL ###]
+
+[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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