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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ODF Toolkit 0.5, remaining work
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:17:59 GMT
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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