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From Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitt...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator release task force
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:38:56 GMT
Hi,

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 1:44 AM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm sure I speak for Marvin when I say I would love to participate on a task
> force dedicated to producing such documentation, but I am also weary about
> writing about a whole bunch of hypotheticals that nobody (other than Roy)
> has a really good handle on anyway.

That's a key reasons for why I think it would be a good idea for the
task force to spend time looking at actual release candidates and
helping podlings with the release process. If there's an issue that
isn't clearly documented, then fix that, otherwise just point to
existing docs on the matter.

The existing Incubator release guide [1] is a noble effort, but I
think it went wrong in trying to explain everything (even the table of
contents is TL;DR, and parts of the page are already outdated) instead
of just pointing to more authoritative information under
http:://www.apache.org/dev/ and fixing/clarifying that documentation
in-place where needed.

I'm of course happy for volunteers to contribute in any ways they
prefer, but as general guidance I'd be vary about the idea that simply
writing more documentation, especially without a firm rooting in
concrete problems, will help solve the issue.

[1] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html

BR,

Jukka Zitting

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