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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] HttpComponents Core 4.0 ALPHA4 release
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:09:08 GMT
On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 11:34 +0000, sebb wrote:
> On 20/03/07, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 11:00 +0000, sebb wrote:
> > > Good idea.
> > >
> > > AIUI, you don't actually need a vote to create a tag and do a build;
> > > only to formally approve a release before it is copied to the
> > > distribution directory.
> > >
> > > Once you have the release files ready, you may well find that there
> > > are more people prepared to add a +1.
> > >
> > > Sebastian.
> >
> > Hi Sebastian
> >
> > I feel deeply uncomfortable about the idea of creating release tags
> > *prior to* a formal vote for several reasons (the main being the version
> > tag in Maven's pom.xml). Would it be okay if I created a pre-release
> > snapshot build and held a vote on it?
> >
> 
> Sorry, but the vote needs to be held on the actual files to be
> released - AIUI that is the whole point.
> 
> I don't myself see a problem with creating a release tag (especially
> for a release such as ALPHA4) prior to the release vote.
> 
> Create the tag, build everything and ask for the vote. If it passes -
> OK, if not, you may need to create ALPHA5 and repeat.
> 
> Tags are cheap in SVN.
> 

They may well be, but for projects that use Maven2 there is more to
tagging a release than creating a SVN copy of trunk. Tagging a Maven2
release is not that 'cheap'.

Oleg


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