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From Andrew Bayer <>
Subject Re: In shape for a 2.4.4 release?
Date Tue, 19 May 2015 19:59:13 GMT
Source artifacts will need to be posted to - that's the
canonical location for all Apache releases. We'll also need to make sure
that verifies that we don't have license
issues, etc - looks like Samza has done some of the work for integrating
Gradle and Rat already ( so we may be
able to build on that.


On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 12:36 PM, C├ędric Champeau <>

>  Hi guys,
> I wanted to check with you what is preventing us from releasing 2.4.4.
> Apart from the usual bugfixes, I think the necessary work on the source
> code itself to match the Apache guidance has been done (in particular
> licenses checks).
> From my perspective it should be possible to release using the "old
> process" with subtle differences:
> - a release manager chosen from the IPMC will initiate the release
> - release will be done from the CI server
> - binaries/sources/distributions will be signed automatically, as usual,
> through Bintray
> - Maven artifacts will be published automatically on Artifactory (OJO)
> So far, nothing differs from the usual process but:
> - Maven Central synchronization *will* be disabled, instead of done
> automatically until now, so that we can cancel the release if it is
> downvoted
> - Sources/distributions need to be copied manually from Bintray to [1] by
> the release manager (attn mentors: how?)
> - since we do not generate MD5 files through Gradle yet (it's not a
> technical problem), the release manager should generate the checksums for
> sources/distributions/binaries and upload them to [1] too. An open question
> is whether those signatures should be generated in Bintray, in which case
> we need support from them, or from our side, in which case we have to
> update the build to generate them and make them artifacts.
> - release manager announces on dev@ and voting starts
> - if vote is positive, release manager asks IPMC to vote
> - if vote is positive, release manager triggers Maven Central
> synchronization from Bintray and announces the release on the MLs
> - if vote is positive, website needs to be updated too [2]
> We have chosen to use a version number *without* -incubating for the
> artifacts. Only the sources zip will have -incubating in the file name, as
> the incubator policy mandates. The website download logic will have to be
> adapted for this special case.
> What do you think?
> [1]
> [2]

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