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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2005 16:33:23 GMT


Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

>
> On Mar 29, 2005, at 10:40 AM, Jeremy Boynes wrote:
>
>> -1
>>
>
> We'll ignore this as it isn't a vote :)
>
>> Whilst I agree with the intention, we do not have a process defined 
>> that  would allow us to generate a reproducable release. This led to 
>> several of the issues with the last M3 release that ultimately made 
>> is unusable.  We must fix this before we can release another version.
>>
>> Specific things I think we need include in such a process:
>> * an mechanical process for producing the candidate binaries that can be
>>   executed against any SVN tag. This would reduce the potential for
>>   minor variations by people doing the release that would result in
>>   potentially different binaries
>>
>
> Yes
>
>> * elimination of SNAPSHOT dependencies - these are by nature ephemeral
>>   making it impossible to later regenerate the same distribution
>>
>
> Yes
>
>> * a testing/review period that is at least comprehensive enough to catch
>>   the blaring defects that plagued M3
>
>
> yes
>
>>
>> * verification that the src bundle actually builds and results in the
>>   same binary as we are distibuting
>
>
> Yes
>
> All of these were the standard way for other projects I've been 
> involved with.  No argument.
>
> But can we, with this in mind, first discuss going forward w/ a 
> release?  We're going to have to bang out a real release process for 
> 1.0, and this is a good opportunity to get started.  I volunteer to help.


Is now a good time to talk about how Geornimo needs its own remote maven 
repo?


Regards,
Alan



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