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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Release Distribution Strategy
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2007 10:41:18 GMT
i'm starting to think about the mechanics of correctly distributing
releases and find some topics deserving of discussion

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.

jakarta uses XSLT to push out news of a release and update mirroring
code. 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.

i wonder about permissions for the distribution directories.

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

opinions?

- robert

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