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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ReleaseChecklist" by MarvinHumphrey
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2013 04:43:52 GMT
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The "ReleaseChecklist" page has been changed by MarvinHumphrey:

Migrate two checklist items from required to optional list. Include description taken from

  (This page could potentially supplant [[]]
as a repository for best practice tips.)
+  Build instructions are provided, unless obvious.:: Make sure that users do not have to
guess how to build the project.
+  Each expanded source archive matches the corresponding SCM tag.:: It is important that
any release can be reproduced from the source at any time in the future. Apache releases have
long active lives and are permanently archived. It may be necessary (for example, for legal
reasons) to provide a new release that is a slight alteration of a previous release. Release
managers owe it to those who come afterwards to use build processes that are reproducible.
   RAT report clean.:: To assist license header checking, some projects use RAT -- possibly
running it via Maven or another build tool.

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