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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ODF Toolkit 0.5, remaining work
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:49:10 GMT
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.

> 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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