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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Next milestones: 5.0M16 and 6.0M4
Date Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:22:06 GMT
On 30/Nov/2010 13:55, Ray Chen wrote:
> 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.

Hi Ray,

Thanks for volunteering to do some RM.  I can also help with the process.

How about we set a new proposed date for the next milestone, and work
towards that?  Encouraging people to report test results and getting the
list of JIRA must fixes sorted would be the first step.


> 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.

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