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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Release Distribution Strategy
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2007 22:24:13 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> IMO the IPMC needs to think a little about the division of
> responsibility between podling and IPMC in the final
> publication stage of release distribution.

> new releases need to be mirrored. setting up mirroring takes some work
> but it's once only. the question is how much responsibility we want to
> devolve to podlings for ensuring that this is done correctly.

We can make sure that they know where the docs are, and that the Mentors
oversee the process or perform it if necessary.

> with some effort it would be possible to create scripts that
> automate quite a lot of the mirroring setup and update process
> for new releases (plus cool stuff like pushing out news and
> updating the website). this would give a uniform interface and
> make life much easier for podlings but would be less educational.

That'd be great, if someone has the time.

> podling release managers are less likely to be well connected to the
> apache web of trust. these signatures could be difficult to verify
> later.

Perhaps we ought to ask that a Mentor sign release artifacts during
Incubation, which also means that they should have reviewed them?  Perhaps
we should add some information on getting into the Web of Trust, although
that is really a general committer item, not Incubator specific.

	--- Noel

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