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From Ray Chen <clrayc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Next milestones: 5.0M16 and 6.0M4
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:55:36 GMT
Hmmm... Ok, I think it will take some time to understand these for some time.
Maybe we should put this milestone off for serveral days before I
understand all the process.

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Mark Hindess
<mark.hindess@googlemail.com> wrote:
> In message <AANLkTimb6FfNVpGmSTYcKLXMnM5ZNmMEkSxJOPXS62di@mail.gmail.com>,
> Ray Chen writes:
>> Hi Mark,
>> Does release manager must be a PMC?
> No.  See:
>  http://www.apache.org/dev/release-publishing.html#release_manager
>> If not, maybe I can take the responsibility.
> That would be great.
>> However, I don't know much about how to do it, I think we need some
>> transferring work.
> Ask here if you have questions.  My activity as release manager for
> previous releases was something like ...
> Suggest dates, announce freezes, encourage people to do testing and
> move things along a bit when people send test results, work to resolve
> release critical issues, produce signed source artifacts, start a vote,
> conclude the vote and produce signed binaries.
> The scripts I use to create linux source and binary artifacts are in svn
> at:
>  https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/harmony/standard/tools/release
> I do the equivalent manual process for both windows platforms.
> The last crucial part is populating the /dist/ tree for mirroring.
> You need to be careful doing this so as to avoid messing up lots of
> mirrors.  I tend to make the tree elsewhere then check that it matches
> the size/shape of the previous release tree before using rsync to put
> it in to /dist/.
> Just ask if you have question about any of the process.
> Regards,
>  Mark.


Ray Chen

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