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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Release Management
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2006 20:26:35 GMT
I'm familiar with all of this, Leo.

I noted to PMC that we will be doing build snapshots.  These aren't 
releases of any sort, but rather snapshots pre-built to make it easier 
for people because of the toolchain difficulties that people still have. 
  These are clearly marked as snapshots.



Leo Simons wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 11:53:58AM -0800, Leo Simons wrote:
>> (sorry, no network as I type). There are incubation rules pertaining to 
>> publishing releases and/or snapshots somewhere on
>>   http://incubator.apache.org/
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Releases
> """
> As podlings are not yet fully accepted as part of the Apache Software Foundation, any
software releases 
> (including code held in publically available SVN) made by Podlings will not be endorsed
by the ASF.
> However, as software releases are an important part of any software project, they are
permitted in certain 
> circumstances, as follows.
> Podlings in Incubation SHALL NOT perform any releases of software without the explicit
approval of the Incubator 
> PMC. Such approval SHALL be given only after the Incubator PMC has followed the process
detailed in (Reference 
> to Charter), and SHALL NOT occur until all source has been legally transferred to the
> Therefore, should a Podling decide it wishes to perform a release, the Podling SHALL
formally request the 
> Incubator PMC approve such a release. The request SHALL have the endorsement of the Mentor.
> Should the Incubator PMC, in accordance with (Reference to Charter) vote to approve the
request, the Podling MAY 
> perform the release under the following constraints :
>     * the release archive MUST contain the word "incubating" in the filename; and
>     * the release archive MUST contain an Incubation disclaimer (as described in the
previous section), clearly 
> visible in the main documentation or README file.
> """
> - LSD

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