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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release HttpComponents Client 4.4-alpha1 based on RC1
Date Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:59:24 GMT
On Sun, 2014-06-29 at 15:27 +0100, sebb wrote:
> On 29 June 2014 15:15, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:

...

> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> There's also no way to be sure that the binaries agree with
the source.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > And here we go. Voting on binary artifacts is equally stupid.
The only
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry, that was a bad analogy.
> >> >>
> >> >> But there are some aspects of binary artifacts that can - and should
-
> >> >> be checked.
> >> >>
> >> >> For example, sigs, hashes, NOTICE and LICENSE.
> >> >> Ensuring that the binary artifacts don't contain bundled items that
> >> >> should not be present.
> >> >> Ensuring that jars have suitable MANIFEST entries
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Which one should do by generating those binary artifacts from the
> >> > source.
> >>
> >> Huh?
> >> How does that help?
> >>
> >> The binary artifacts in the release vote are the ones that are going
> >> to be published via the ASF mirrors.
> >> So they are the ones that need checking to ensure that nothing has
> >> gone wrong with the build.
> >>
> >> Any build others may do is not directly relevant to the artifacts that
> >> are proposed for release.
> >>
> >
> > What we release is a source tarball. Binary artifacts are distributed
> > merely for convenience of users.
> 
> Yes, they are optional.
> 

Ah, finally. So are website or any reports.

> But they are still distributions, and still need to follow the rules
> regarding NOTICE and LICENSE etc.
> And sigs/hashes must be OK
> ETC.
> 

Yes, by making sure that the correct artifacts can be built from source.

Oleg



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