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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [doc] [draft #2] "How to graduate from the incubator" topic
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2005 01:31:50 GMT
Martin Sebor wrote:
> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> [...]
> 
>> Actually, the STATUS file was in the context of the repo move:
>>
>>    [ ] Move svn repo from incubator to new location
>>       ...
>>        [ ] Project updates the STATUS file to reflect graduation
>>
>> In other words, the STATUS file in the top level directory of the 
>> project's svn code repository. But!  I'm seeing that some, but not all 
>> asf projects have a file at (or near) the top of the repo named STATUS.
> 
> 
> I spotted the same "discrepancy" myself a while back (I only found
> one podling with a STATUS file -- Beehive). Eventually it turned out
> that what was meant by the STATUS file was the podling's status Web
> page.
> 
> 
>> I think that was just how the derby mentor started the derby project 
>> off and I was generalizing. Should I remove this reference to the 
>> project repo status file?
> 
> 
> That sounds reasonable to me. As I understand from Noel and David's
> responses to my query, a file named STATUS is not required to exist.
> 
>>
>> And doublechecking http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-5 
>> against the updates to 
>> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html, it 
>> looks like the incubator status file is 
>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/projectname.html . I had that on 
>> the list as this:
>>
>>     PPMC updates http://incubator.apache.org/projects/${PROJECT}.html 
>> with link to new website location.
>>
>> I think I should update that to this instead:
>>
>>     PPMC updates http://incubator.apache.org/projects/projectname.html 
>> with graduation status and link to new website location.
> 
> 
> I would go with what's already in the policy, if only for consistency.
> (Even though I personally prefer ${PROJECT} -- it makes it clear even
> to notoriously confused people like me that the name of the file is
> NOT projectname.html ;-)

Got it -- thanks for the feedback!

  -jean


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