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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Harmony 'bootJVM-0.0.1' release now available
Date Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:53:44 GMT
Dan,

That's not how releases are done.  Release has a very specific  
meaning at Apache, which means that the project has voted to release  
a version, and thus it's being done by the ASF as an entity, rather  
than by an individual.  We'll talk about this more as we get further  
along.

If you want to mark a version as a milestone of some sort there are  
two ways.  The first is that you can create a branch via a svn copy  
into a /branch directory or something. However, at this stage of the  
project (very early) I'd simply note the SVN revision number for  
people so they can check out a version that they can build.  We don't  
put tarballs in svn, as a tarball should be recreate-able right from  
SVN.

While where we are now with bootJVM is very impressive, I think we  
need simply a marker in time because the code is so rapidly improving  
and I don't think anyone will need to go back and get binaries from  
this point - being able to just check out the revision and build will  
be sufficient.

geir



On Oct 19, 2005, at 1:29 PM, Apache Harmony Bootstrap JVM wrote:

>
> Everyone,
>
> I now think I have the basics of SVN release administration
> working well enough to cut a release.  BootJVM release 0.0.1
> is now available for your edification.  The repository,
>
>     https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/harmony/enhanced/ 
> trunks/sandbox/contribs/bootjvm
>
> contains the source area,
>
>     ..../bootJVM
>
> and two new release areas, one for source, the other for  
> distributions:
>
>     .../release/bootJVM-RELNAME
>     .../dist/bootJVM-TYPE-RELNAME.tar.gz
>
> The 'RELNAME' field for this first release is '0.0.1' and the 'TYPE'
> is either 'src' for the source distribution, 'doc' for pre-formatted
> documentation, 'srcdoc' for a combination, or (forthcoming) 'bin'
> for binary releases.  (In that case, there will be other info appended
> to the file name root.)
>
> Please send me e-mail with any questions and comments.
>
> I have a question for the team:  Would you be interested in having
> the pre-formatted HTML edition of this documentation available online,
> perhaps from the Harmony web page?  I'd be glad to make the
> arrangements for those interested.
>
> Thanks for your interest in my work.  (As I have said in recent posts,
> the 0.0.2 release should be the last that I do mostly myself before I
> anticipate having more hands working on BootJVM.  This should be
> out soon.)
>
> Have fun with it!
>
>
>
>
>
> Dan Lydick
>

-- 
Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437
geirm@apache.org



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