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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "April2012" by JukkaZitting
Date Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:12:27 GMT
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The "April2012" page has been changed by JukkaZitting:

Draft the report on release-related topics

  TODO: preamble
+ o Releases
+   The following incubating releases were made since our last report:
+   - March 12th, 2012: Apache Tashi 201203-incubating
+   - March 23rd, 2012: Apache Jena Fuseki 0.2.1-incubating
+   - March 27th, 2012: Apacle Flume 1.1.0-incubating
+   - April  2nd, 2012: Apache Bigtop 0.3.0-incubating
+   Apache OpenOffice used Apache mirrors to distribute binary security
+   patches for fixing the CVE-2012-0037 issue in 3.3 and
+   3.4 beta. Even though the /dist/incubator area was used, this wasn't
+   considered an official Apache release and the distribution was not
+   formally blessed by the Incubator PMC. See the OpenOffice report
+   about the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the patch.
+   A notable discussion came up in relation to a release candidate by
+   the ManifoldCF podling. Based on more or less standard practice in
+   many Ant-based Java projects in and outside the ASF and related
+   mentor guidance the podling was including libraries from upstream
+   projects as binary dependencies inside the source release package.
+   It was pointed out that an Apache release must contain nothing
+   that isn't included in source form, and rough consensus from the
+   resulting discussion agreed with this view. The ManifoldCF release
+   candidate was withdrawn and is being revised for this, but the
+   broader issue of many Apache projects shipping binary dependencies
+   inside their source releases still remains. Board guidance on
+   how projects should deal with this regarding both current and past
+   releases would be appreciated.
+   Followup discussion and related feedback from podlings suggests
+   that our existing release documentation is not up to the task of
+   providing clear and consistent guidance to support our projects.
+   More work in this area is clearly needed.
  -------------------- Summary of podling reports --------------------
  We reviewed all podlings reporting in this quarter and categorized them
@@ -30, +65 @@

    These projects are still getting started, so no immediate progress
    towards graduation is yet expected.
- Not yet ready to graduate (3 podlings)
+ Not yet ready to graduate (4 podlings)
    IP clearance:
-   No release: Any23, Cordova
+   No release: Any23, Cordova, OpenOffice
    Low activity: VXQuery
    Low diversity:
@@ -46, +81 @@

  TODO: Celix, Chukwa, AWF, DeviceMap, DirectMemory, EasyAnt,
        Flex, Giraph, JSPWiki, Kafka, Kitty, Mesos, ODF Toolkit, Oozie,
-       OpenOffice, Syncope, Tashi
+       Syncope, Tashi
  -------------------- Detailed Reports --------------------

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