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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Tagging 1.3.21 now
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2001 15:29:16 GMT
Yeah, normally a tarball is done right after the tagging... so the
tarball tested is the the one that is actually distributed, assuming
all works out OK.

Bill Stoddard wrote:
> 
> Good message from Mark that is worthy of discussion...
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark J Cox" <mark@awe.com>
> To: "Bill Stoddard" <bill@wstoddard.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 11:03 AM
> Subject: Re: Tagging 1.3.21 now
> 
> 
> > Bill; normally the RM releases a tarball at this stage, so we can test the
> > whole package (which might be missing files etc).  Otherwise anyone
> > wanting to test has to pull the tree with the right tag and go through the
> > release process to get a kosher tarball.  (there is supposed to be 24
> > hours between the release of the tarball on dev.apache.org for testing,
> > and the real public release)
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Mark
> >
> 
> Yes I understand. I am adopting a process tweak that seems to work well for Apache 2.0.
> People can extract APACHE_1_3_21 to test the obvious things like "will the server
> compile".  If we have minor breakage that can easily be fixed, we make the changes and
> bump the tag.  I put an arbitrary time limit of 24 hours on this phase of the T&R
process.
> 
> At the end of 24 hours, we either abandon the tag (because there were just too many
> problems) or roll the tarball and start the tarball test cycle.
> 
> I believe this process results in a slightly reduced workload for the RM (in the cases
> where the TAG had to be abandonded). Also, missed version numbers look bad to the user
> community and invariably generates questions like (was 1.3.blah ever released? why not?
> yadda yadda yadda).
> 
> Bill
> 


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