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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject A reminder on release timing and announcements
Date Sun, 19 Aug 2012 15:17:30 GMT
A quick reminder, also of benefit to new members of the project, and
all those observers/lurkers on the list.

A release for a "podling" at Apache has a two-stage voting process:

1) The release is first approved by the Podling Project Management
Committee, in a 72-hour vote.  This completed successfully on
Saturday.

2) An additional vote then occurs with the Incubator Project
Management Committee.  This vote is currently underway, ending Tuesday
afternoon (UTC).

If the IPMC vote is successful, then the release is approved.
However, we're not quite ready for a public announcement of the
availability of 3.4.1 at that point.  There are a number of additional
tasks that need to occur, related to uploading the files to release
servers, updating the website with new links, completing translations
of the release announcement, etc.   So there will be a short delay
between the release being approved and the release being announced.
This delay should be on the order of 24 hours.

I bring this up because with AOO 3.4.0 there was some premature press
coverage, confusing users who heard that we released 3.4.0, but then
came to the website and did not find it.

So how do you know when AOO 3.4.1 is really released?

1) A blog post announcing AOO 3.4.1 will be posted here:
http://blogs.apache.org/ooo/

2) A note will be sent to ooo-dev, ooo-users and ooo-announce

Regards,

-Rob

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