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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: ODF Toolkit 0.5, remaining work
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:21:50 GMT
Hi Rob,

Nice job getting the downloads in place.

A discussion about how to verify the signatures would be helpful. Please see: http://poi.apache.org/download.html
This was cribbed from HTTPD server. You might recognize some of the names. :-)

Regards,
Dave

On Jan 13, 2012, at 9:17 AM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 1:39 AM, Devin Han <devinhan@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Thanks Rob let the remaining work clear.
>>> The approved packages can be access here:
>>> http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/odftoolkit/
>>> I am working on fix the existing issue on the configuration of pom.xml and
>>> it should be ready before next week.
>>> 
>>> we also need a download page following this guide:
>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html. Anyone volunteer to
>>> help us do this job?
>>> 
>> 
>> The Rave podling download page looks like it follows those instructions:
>> 
>> http://incubator.apache.org/rave/downloads.html
>> 
>> It is also mdtext-based, so it will work well with our existing website.
>> 
>> I'll work on that today.
>> 
> 
> OK.  Here it is:  http://incubator.apache.org/odftoolkit/downloads.html
> 
> It appears to work.  The release downloads go to the mirrors, the
> detached hash requests go to Apache.  I added the suggested language
> asking downloaders to verify the hashes.
> 
>>> 2012/1/12 Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org>
>>> 
>>>> So now that we have an approved released, what should we do?
>>>> 
>>>> 1) I assume that Devin, as Release Manager, is working on getting the
>>>> approved packages onto the mirrors and Maven central.
>>>> 
>>>> 2) We will want a link from our website as well, probably a top level
>>>> "Download" link
>>>> 
>>>> 3) An announcement email that we can send to the odf-users and related
>>>> lists.
>>>> 
>>>> 4)  Do what we can do individually to promote awareness of this new
>>>> release, via social networking sites, etc.
>>>> 
>>>> 5) Start discussion on the next release.
>>>> 
>>>> In general, I think this initial release at Apache is a great
>>>> opportunity to make people more aware of our work, attract more users,
>>>> and hopefully more contributors as well.  The work we've done in this
>>>> initial release was not very fun.  We did a lot of migration, of
>>>> websites and code, a lot of work to review IP, a lot of work to create
>>>> Maven assemblies and comply with Apache release procedures.  These
>>>> were all one-time tasks, and future releases should be a lot easier.
>>>> 
>>>> But now begins the fun part, talking about new features and writing
>>>> new code.  This will be a good opportunity to attract new developers.
>>>> I think we all agree that increasing the size and diversity of the
>>>> project is important.  (We say this in our podling report, for
>>>> example).  So let's think about how we can grow the community.
>>>> 
>>>> -Rob
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> -Devin


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