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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Snapshots
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 13:50:38 GMT
Sounds good.  I just tweaked the downloads page to point to a building
instruction for the moment, but it may make sense to revert it to the
previous format and create direct links to snapshot downloads (once they
exist).  Whatever people prefer.


Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> I created the place to put our 'snapshots'.  I'm calling them snapshots
> rather than releases because that seems more appropriate.
> So the guidelines:
> ------------------
> 1) Place a README.txt in the root of each snapshot that says :
> This is a snapshot distribution of the Apache Harmony project.
> Apache Harmony is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software
> Foundation (ASF). Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects
> until a further review indicates that the infrastructure,
> communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner
> consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status
> is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the
> code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by
> the ASF.
> 2) Have instructions for generating the snapshot.  It would be best if
> it was an ant or maven script so there's no manual phases.
> 3) Copy the completed snapshot in tar and zip form, with md5 sum for
> each, to minotaur.apache.org.  Then copy to
>      /www/cvs.apache.org/dist/incubator/harmony/snapshots/
> 4) Post a note to the dev list when this has been completed so we have
> some institutional memory of this happening.
> ----------------------
> Comments appreciated.
> I'll add this to our website today - I wanted to create a documentation
> area, so this will be a good start.
> I'll also notify the incubator PMC that we are doing this.
> geir


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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