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From Benson Margulies <bimargul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A modest suggestion about testing versus release votes
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:57:17 GMT
Right. And my point is, using the release process as the primary QA
driver makes a lot of extra work for you. It's just messy to be
getting bug reports and deciding what to do about them off of a vote
thread.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:12 AM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
<nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1
>
> More specifically we are still getting used to the release process.
>
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Might I suggest some sort of informal testing process *before* you
>> call a vote? Go ahead, if you like, and stage XXX-RC-1 to nexus, but
>> don't call a vote. Get people to test it and find problems like broken
>> links and missing notices. When it all looks clean, just drop the
>> staged repo, and run the release with the actual release version. Then
>> your votes can look like 95% of all the other votes at apache; a
>> pretty rapid verification process.
>>
>
>
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