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From cross...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r526688 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2007 09:34:32 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Mon Apr  9 02:34:31 2007
New Revision: 526688

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&rev=526688
Log:
Re-arrange the section about the roles of Release Manager and developers.
Encourage everyone to help in the early phases.

Modified:
    forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml

Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml?view=diff&rev=526688&r1=526687&r2=526688
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--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml Mon Apr
 9 02:34:31 2007
@@ -77,14 +77,21 @@
         </section>
         <section id="rm">
             <title>Who is the Release Manager</title>
-            <p>The Release Manager is a single person who makes all the decisions regarding
the
-              actual preparations and the doing of the release.
-              Many projects have the same release manager for years.
-              The project developers have the role of testing, fixing issues,
+            <p>The Release Manager is a single person who does the final work
+              of the release process to prepare and sign release packages,
+              co-ordinate testing and voting, uploading to the dist area and
+              ensuring mirrors, and sending the announcement.
+            </p>
+            <p>
+              The project developers have the role of preparing the product to release quality,
testing, fixing issues,
               and voting for the release candidate.
               The votes of the PMC will decide whether the product is fit for release.
             </p>
-            <p>The RM could do the whole job alone, which enables speedy process.
+            <p>The RM makes all the decisions regarding the
+              actual preparations and the doing of the release.
+              Many projects have the same release manager for years.
+            </p>
+            <p>The RM could do the job alone, which enables speedy process.
               There are not actually many tasks where assistants can help.
               However it is a good idea to have an assistant so as to pass
               on the knowledge, to help document the process, and to perceive potential flaws.



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