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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] publish openjpa 0.9.6-incubating release
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 22:40:59 GMT
 From my experience on the incubator list, this is probably the most  
complete critique that we will get. So I think we're done once Robert  
is happy.

Craig

On Nov 16, 2006, at 2:16 PM, Patrick Linskey wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Does anyone else have any showstopping concerns? It'd be good to know
> about them now, so that we can fix all of them and then re-run the
> three-day vote on the OpenJPA list.
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Patrick
>
> -- 
> Patrick Linskey
> BEA Systems, Inc.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: robert burrell donkin [mailto:robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 12:58 PM
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [VOTE] publish openjpa 0.9.6-incubating release
>>
>> On 11/16/06, Marc Prud'hommeaux <mprudhom@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> The OpenJPA incubator community voted on and has approved a proposal
>>> to release OpenJPA 0.9.6-incubating. Pursuant to the
>> Releases section
>>> of the Incubation Policy (http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/
>>> Incubation_Policy.html#Releases ) we would now like to request the
>>> permission of the Incubator PMC to publish the release zip file on
>>> the openjpa download page (http://cwiki.apache.org/openjpa/
>>> downloads.html).
>>
>> i have some issues i'd like to see fixed plus less important issues,
>> some questions i'd like answered and some comments just FYI
>>
>> -- issues (i would like to see fixed) --
>>
>> http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openjpa.html has some unresolved
>> copyright issues. i trust that this just means that the status page
>> hasn't been updated.
>>
>> openjpa distributes some jars in the binary. NOTICE.txt is ok (but
>> note http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html now asks that  
>> apache
>> collective copyright is included) but their licenses are not included
>> in LICENSE.txt. see
>> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/examples/LICENSE for example.
>>
>> source distribution is missing LICENSE, NOTICE and DISCLAIMER at the
>> top level. (these probably need to be commit into svn.)
>>
>> -- minor issues --
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/openjpa/tags/0.9.6-i
> ncubating/src/site/apt/*.apt
>> lack license headers. apt supports comments so these should probably
>> have headers.
>>
>> -- questions --
>>
>> i can't find LICENSE, NOTICE or DISCLAIMER in
>> openjpa-all-0.9.6-incubating.jar. did you intend to prevent official
>> distribution through maven repositories?
>>
>> (RAT)
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/openjpa/tags/0.9.6-i
> ncubating/openjpa->
> jdbc/src/main/resources/org/apache/openjpa/jdbc/schema/schemas
>> -doctype.rsrc
>> has no license header. is this a generated file?
>>
>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/openjpa/tags/0.9.6-i
> ncubating/openjpa->
> persistence/src/main/resources/org/apache/openjpa/persistence/
>> orm-xsd.rsrc
>> has no license header. is this a generated file?
>>
>> -- comments --
>>
>> --- notes and suggestions (for future reference) ---
>>
>> there is no need to create sums for detached signatures.
>>
>> some users (typically on *nix) prefer either bz2'd or tar.gz's
>> distributions. creating additional artifacts is quick and easy so  
>> this
>> is an easy way to make life just a little easier for some users.
>>
>> i personally prefer the source and binary distributions to unpack to
>> different directories but the overlay style (both unpack to the same
>> directory forming a combined product) is also good if a little effort
>> is invested into it.
>>
>> there is no RELEASE_NOTES in the base directory. for open source
>> projects, these serve as an important communication to users. the
>> content will often serve for reuse in announcements and other
>> grassroots publicity. consider creating them for the next release.
>>
>> - robert
>>
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Craig Russell
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