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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] HttpComponents Client 4.1-alpha2 release
Date Thu, 13 May 2010 09:51:58 GMT
On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 10:41 +0100, sebb wrote:
> On 13/05/2010, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 01:12 +0100, sebb wrote:
> >  > On 12/05/2010, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> >  > > Please vote on releasing these packages as HttpComponents Client
> >  > >  4.1-alpha2. The vote is open for the next 72 hours, and only votes from
> >  > >  HttpComponents PMC members are binding. The vote passes if at least
> >  > >  three binding +1 votes are cast and there are more +1 than -1 votes.
> >  > >
> >  > >  Packages:
> >  > >  http://people.apache.org/~olegk/httpclient-4.1-alpha2/
> >  >
> >  > Please can you upload the Maven packages as well, so we can vote on those
too?
> >  >
> >  > Should be largely a formality if the main packages are OK, but they do
> >  > need to be voted on.
> >  >
> >
> >
> > Sebastian, we have been through that, haven't we? Only source package
> >  represents an official release artifact that needs to be voted on.
> 
> The Maven artifacts always include source files, either as source jars
> (which should be provided), if not then at least pom.xml will be
> included.
> 
> >  Binary artifacts are merely byproducts. If you want to verify they are
> >  ok, you should build them from source.
> 
> That's not strictly true either - binary artifacts need to be
> inspected to ensure that the appropriate N&L files are present.
> 

Please see
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-34


> >  My main problem is not with uploading a bunch of files, but the fact you
> >  are changing an established release process in the middle of a release
> >  without prior discussion and a consent from other committers.
> 
> My point is that the process is IMO not following the ASF standard,
> and therefore needs to be fixed.
> 

There is no ASF standard. It is up to individual projects. Please see
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-34

Oleg


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