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From Ted Leung <>
Subject Re: Apache release process
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2006 02:49:11 GMT
My apologies for the late reply -- I was travelling last week and am  
just catching up on e-mail.

The document that you refer to is reasonably accurate, but as it  
points out, it doesn't lay out a definitive release process, it just  
gives guidelines for things that would be good to do.

 From where I sit, there are several obstacles to issuing a release  
right now.

- there's been very little discussion of the work needed for this  
release on heraldry-dev.   Since development of the software,  
including planning and execution of releases is supposed to be done  
by the community, it's hard to see how this has happened in this  
case.    I think Jonathan's message is a good start to a discussion  
on this topic
- there are some IP issues that still need clearing - the IP check  
stuff on the project website in particular
- Last month when JanRain checked in a bunch of code, at least some  
of that code was licensed on the L/GPL.   That alone would be a  
showstopper for a release, since this is Apache and we use the Apache  
License.   I sent a note about that to heraldry-dev and heard  
crickets in response.

Also,  we haven't worked out much about the layout of SVN and whether  
or not we are going to release individual components or suites of  
components or what.    These are all issue that we ought to be  
discussing on the mailing list.


On Nov 13, 2006, at 11:07 AM, Recordon, David wrote:

> Any thoughts on this Paul or Ted?
> Thanks,
> --David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Recordon, David []
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 4:37 PM
> To: Jonathan Daugherty;
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Apache release process
> Lets discuss this on the list.
> I found this page, though hopefully Ted/Paul can comment on how up to
> date it is.
> Seems to me (at a high level):
>  - Work is done in the SVN
>  - A snapshot is made for the release
>  - We all (dev list) test out the release (making sure licenses are
> updated, it all works, etc) and vote to release it
>  - Vote to release it, referencing our vote, occurs on the
> incubator-general list
> --David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Daugherty []
> Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 4:33 PM
> To: Recordon, David
> Cc:
> Subject: Apache release process
> Hi Ted and David,
> I typically do the PHP OpenID library releases at Janrain, Inc.  I  
> need
> to do a release through Apache now that we're plugged in, but I don't
> know where to find the right docs on how to do this the right way.
> (What needs to happen in SVN?  What web pages, if any, need to be
> updated, and how?  etc.)  Can you help?  Does a manual exist?
> Thanks,
> --
>   Jonathan Daugherty
>   JanRain, Inc.

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