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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release HCatalog 0.1-incubating (RC2)
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:25:34 GMT
On 14 August 2011 23:53, Ashutosh Chauhan <hashutosh@apache.org> wrote:
> Please disregard previous mail due to incorrect subject line.
>
> Hi all,
>
> HCatalog community is excited to share that RC for first release of
> HCatalog has been +1'd over at hcatalog-user@incubator Please try it
> out and vote for the Apache HCatalog 0.1-incubating release.
>
>
> Vote thread:
> http://markmail.org/thread/5eypr4zl75fmnxuk
>
> Artifact and signatures:
> http://people.apache.org/~hashutosh/hcatalog-0.1.0-incubating-candidate-2/

The RAT report shows that there are a lot of files without AL headers.
Some of these are test data comparisons, but it looks as though there
are a few files that should have headers.

> SVN Tag:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/hcatalog/tags/release-0.1-rc2/

The NOTICE file format is wrong. The paragraphs are of the form:

This product includes/uses software developed by The Apache Software
Foundation (http://www.apache.org/).

NOTICE files should only include references to software which is
actually included in the release.
i.e. the "/uses" should be removed.

Don't include references to 3rd party software which is not actually shipped.

The NOTICE file is intended for required notices only; it is not a
dependecy list.

For any 3rd party software that does require an entry in NOTICE, there
must be a corresponding section in the LICENSE file which contains the
notice.

These are blockers in my opinion.

Other things to check:
- N&L and DISCLAIMER files in every archive (and at tag top-level)
- source archive agrees with SVN tag
- sigs and hashes work

The ASF is primarily about releasing source; there does not seem to be
a source archive.

Binary archives are also often provided for convenience, but normally
these only include the compiled source plus javadoc and perhaps some
example source.

I think the packaging needs revisiting.

>
> PGP release keys:
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/hcatalog/branches/branch-0.1/KEYS
>
> [ ] +1 Release the packages as Apache HCatalog 0.1-incubating
> [ ] -1 Do not release the packages because...
>
> Thanks,
> Ashutosh
>

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