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From Stuart Monteith <>
Subject Re: Happy New Year - and what do we do next?
Date Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:07:08 GMT
Hello Craig,
     I have already volunteered to be the release manager, although 
unless you've read through the past couple of months of postings you are 
unlikely to have picked up on that, it's not written on our wiki pages. 
I have taken some tags for the release candidates - currently there is 
only Steve and myself who is
commiting code. This is our first release, so we are feeling our way. 
I've been wanting to get the release done correctly, without any nasty 
ongoing legal problems.

Quoting Robert Donkin from the 14th December:

"i've been floating the idea of a multi-stage audit to try to help
podlings pass the technical side of their first release without too
much pain. fancy trying it out?"

I replied yes, it sounded like a good idea, but we've still to get 
details of what that involves.

Thanks for your input Craig,


Craig L Russell wrote:
> If there is consensus (no need for a vote, just discussion) that it's 
> time to make a release, *someone* needs to volunteer to be *release 
> manager* and actually take control of the release process. [Usually 
> the release manager creates an svn branch for the release so by 
> definition it's frozen at that point. Nothing gets added to the 
> release branch without explicit permission from the release manager.]
> Once you have a release manager, there's a process that each team 
> works out. You can copy others' release process or make your own. 
> Here's the process that OpenJPA uses. 
> It might be too heavyweight but offers some things that you should be 
> thinking about anyway, like how to stage the release, how to vote, 
> what to name releases, etc.
> Good luck,
> Craig
> On Jan 5, 2010, at 7:06 AM, Steve Poole wrote:
>> Soooo same question ...  Do we just call a vote now?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 5 Jan 2010, at 13:59, Stuart Monteith <> wrote:
>>> I second that. I'd like for us to freeze changes to the codebase, 
>>> except those
>>> that are necessary for a release - and for us to do what is 
>>> necessary to make
>>> a release available.
>>> Thanks,
>>>   Stuart
>>> Steve Poole wrote:
>>>> Greetings to everyone - hope you all had a good holiday.
>>>> Just trying to get back up to speed.  i did spend some time working 
>>>> on a
>>>> experimental implementation to help with the Snapshot API 
>>>> discussion.  I'll
>>>> share more about that later.
>>>> In the meantime - what do we do next with the release candidate - 
>>>> do we just
>>>> need to call a vote ?
>>> -- 
>>> Stuart Monteith
> Craig L Russell
> Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
> 408 276-5638
> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

Stuart Monteith

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