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From cross...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1208311 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:45:20 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Wed Nov 30 07:45:19 2011
New Revision: 1208311

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1208311&view=rev
Log:
Clarify that any Forrest committer can be a Release Manager.
Link to HTTP Server release guidelines.

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?rev=1208311&r1=1208310&r2=1208311&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- 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 Wed Nov
30 07:45:19 2011
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@
   <header>
     <title>How to release Forrest</title>
     <abstract>
-      This documents the steps that the Release Manager (RM) should follow when
+      This document provides guidelines for the steps that a Release Manager (RM) should
follow when
       doing a Forrest release.
     </abstract>
   </header>
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
         effect of each step.
       </warning>
       <p>
-        This documents the steps that the Release Manager (RM) should follow
+        This document provides guidelines for the steps that a Release Manager (RM) should
follow
         when doing a Forrest release. Note that it might have mistakes - we seem
         to discover something new each time and some steps might need to happen
         in a different order. Fine tune these notes for next time. Do some
@@ -113,12 +113,14 @@
       </fixme>
     </section>
     <section id="rm">
-      <title>Who is the Release Manager</title>
+      <title>Who is a Release Manager</title>
       <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
+        A Release Manager is a Forrest committer who does the work of the
+        release process to prepare a release candidate and sign release packages, co-ordinate
         testing and voting, uploading to the dist area and ensuring mirrors, and
         sending the announcement.
+        See the <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/dev/release.html">release guidelines</a>
+        of the HTTP Server project, which has useful notes about the RM role.
       </p>
       <p>
         The project developers have the role of preparing the product to release
@@ -127,8 +129,7 @@
       </p>
       <p>
         The RM makes all the <a href="#decisionRM">calls</a> regarding the actual
preparations and the
-        doing of the release. Many projects have the same release manager for
-        years.
+        doing of the release.
       </p>
       <p>
         The RM could do the job alone, which enables speedy process. There are
@@ -152,7 +153,7 @@
       </p>
       <p>
         The following notes are terse. If you don't understand, then
-        probably not ready to be RM.
+        probably not ready to be an RM.
       </p>
     </section>
     <section id="prep">



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