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From Ethan Jewett <esjew...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release 1.0-RC2 in Jira
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:14:07 GMT
How is publishing a tarball on a public site that is clearly labelled
as a trial release and *not* for general consumption significantly
different than making available a public SVN repository?

Ethan

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Gianugo Rabellino
<g.rabellino@sourcesense.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Ethan Jewett <esjewett@gmail.com> wrote:
>> If we are cutting a tag into a trial release in order to help
>> ourselves figure out if we are ready to make a release, then I think
>> we should call it a "release candidate" and we should not go through
>> the full Apache release process and we should not "release" it. We
>> should just put the RC tarball out on the public site for people to
>> evaluate,
>
> Which at great length fits the ASF definition of a release... :)
>
> "Releases are, by definition, anything that is published beyond the
> group that owns it. In our case, that means any publication outside
> the group of people on the product dev list. If the general public is
> being instructed to download a package, then that package has been
> released." (http://apache.org/dev/release.html)
>
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