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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Snapshots
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:01:11 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> 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.

I think it's good.  I'll tweak a bit, but I see nothing that needs to be 
really changed.



> Regards,
> Tim
> 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

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