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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Next milestone release (M4?)
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2005 17:12:25 GMT

On Mar 29, 2005, at 11:33 AM, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:

>
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> 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?

Heh.  I was just thinking about that, and also about the subject of 
OpenEJB - would there be good benefit into bringing it to Geronimo?  We 
seem to be so interdependent...

geir

>
>
> Regards,
> Alan
>
>
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org


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