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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release Verification Checklist
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:38:23 GMT
On 5 December 2013 10:37, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:39 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 5:52 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
>> <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
>> ...    3.6 Release consists of source code only, no binaries
>>
>> Technically we allow some "binary" formats like .jpg, .png, etc. in releases
>> without the corresponding composite files from which they were exported
>> (assuming such composite files exist)...
>
> Agreed, I have added a TODO at
> https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/ReleaseChecklist - the manifest
> should point to a page at http://incubator.apache.org that explains
> such things in a bit more detail. Good opportunity to clarify that ;-)
>
>> ...Also, I wonder whether "no binaries"
>> may provoke newbies to ask "What?!  No binaries?!"...
>
> Which is good IMO, once we have a clear explanation.
>
> ...
>>     4.1 Based on its dev list activity, the project looks healthy
>>
>>     4.2 Based on its private list activity, the project looks healthy
>>
>> First, I think these two items should be struck because they belong in a
>> graduation checklist, not a release checklist...
>
> Agreed, I have removed them. Totally agree to keep the checklist as
> small as possible.
>
> I made some other minor changes as well, see wiki history if needed.
>
>>... Second, I'm amused that the "commits list" item was quietly dropped, but new
>> checklist items have been inserted regarding the dev and private lists...
>
> Pure oversight on my part, sorry...but what would we do if no reviewer
> follows the commit lists? I don't think that's a reason to kill a
> release.

Oversight of the commit list is vital; that is how we ensure that SCM
only contains material that is permitted.

The source release is then checked against SCM to ensure we are only
published vetted material.

If there is no review of the commit list, then the whole system breaks down.

> -Bertrand
>
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