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From Billie J Rinaldi <billie.j.rina...@ugov.gov>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Accumulo 1.3.5-incubating (rc8)
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:12:30 GMT
On Friday, December 2, 2011 7:11:36 AM, "sebb" <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Cannot find KEYS file to verify the sigs.

It's here: http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/accumulo/KEYS

> The md5 and sha hash files have an unusual format that is unlikely to
> be recognised by many automated checkers.

The sections on checksums in the release FAQ list gpg as an acceptable method of generating
those files.  If it isn't, perhaps this could be changed in the FAQ?
http://www.apache.org/dev/release-signing.html#md5

> Though it looks more like the source was accidentally included,
> perhaps because source and generated output share the same directory
> structure?

The source is intentionally included in the dist.  We can fix that .toc file.

> Also contains various jar files, which is also OK except that the 3rd
> party jars need to be properly documented in the NOTICE and LICENSE
> files.
> 
> Ideally, the jar files created from Accumulo source should contain
> their own N & L files in the META-INF directory.
> For example, see how the included Apache commons-* jars do it.
> This becomes essential if the jars are to be released independently,
> for example to Maven Central.

We'll look into the notice and license file issues.

> The cloudtrace jar classes have the package name cloudtrace/xxxx
> 
> I assume this is going to change before graduation?
> In which case, I think there may be an issue with the Maven pom id.
> Currently it uses:
> <groupId>org.apache.accumulo</groupId>
> <artifactId>cloudtrace</artifactId>
> 
> If the package name is changed, then one or both of the above need to
> change as well, otherwise Maven won't be able to resolve dependencies
> correctly where multiple versions are used (long story).

We'll make sure to change the artifactID when changing the package name.

Thanks for your help!

Billie

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