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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Vote] Apache River 2.1.1 Incubating Release
Date Mon, 14 Jan 2008 11:53:58 GMT
On 14/01/2008, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Jan 14, 2008 12:58 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > The NOTICE files need to be updated for 2008, i.e. replace 2007 with
> > 2007-2008 on line 3.
>
> The release was rolled on Jan 4th and there are no code changes since
> 2007, so I'd consider this at best a minor issue, probably even better
> to let the date remain 2007.

Well, the Ant files seem to have been changed in 2008.

> > The hash files use a format which is difficult to use, as the hashes
> > may be split over two lines.
>
> Not a blocker IMHO, but something we may want to change in future releases.

Agreed that it's not a blocker. The files can even be fixed manually if desired.

> I guess the checksums were generated with default Solaris tools. You
> can use "openssl md5" and "openssl sha1" to generate checksum output
> in the format Sebastian described.

Well, the format is closer, as the hash is not broken over two lines,
for example:

MD5(filename)= 464069695e3ac4998898d0633f8df032

> > Also the SHA1 hashes normally have the suffix ".sha1" rather than ".sha"
>
> Actually the suffix should be ".sha" and not ".sha1". See the "not
> normative" policy (a recommendation? :-) described in
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing.html#policy.

OK, I had not noticed that.

Clearly a lot of other projects have not noticed either as there are
213 sha and 776 sha1 files under  /www/www.apache.org/dist/ - so my
statement was literally correct ;-)

> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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