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From Andi Vajda <va...@apache.org>
Subject Re: preparing for a PyLucene release
Date Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:29:08 GMT

On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Michael McCandless wrote:

> I think this is a good idea!
>
> There were discussions late last year to do a 2.9 release for Lucene, but 
> realistically
> it's probably  a ways out still.

Even a 2.4.1 release, just bug fixes ?

Andi..

>
> The Lucene java release checklist might be a good place to check for the 
> "typical" things:
>
>   http://wiki.apache.org/lucene-java/ReleaseTodo
>
> Alot of that is specific to Lucene java, but a good amount is generic and 
> should be helpful.
>
> I'd recommend keeping notes of what you did and then posting to the Wiki.
>
> Once you have a release candidate posted, then you should call for a vote; 
> you
> should definitely encourage anyone & everyone to test/vote (not just PMC 
> members).
>
> Mike
>
> Andi Vajda wrote:
>
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Apart from the JIRA project (issue INFRA-1861) which seems stuck, the 
>> transition for PyLucene from OSAF to Apache is now complete.
>> 
>> Historically, PyLucene has had official releases closely tracking Java 
>> Lucene's. At the moment, it doesn't appear that Java Lucene is preparing 
>> for a release anytime soon.
>> 
>> I'd like to propose creating an offical Apache PyLucene source release
>> now instead of waiting for the next Java Lucene release for the following 
>> purposes:
>> - practising the process (new to me)
>> - getting a release "out there" for people looking for it under the
>>   not-yet-created 'releases' menu under 'resources'
>> - announcing the move to a larger audience such as Freshmeat
>> 
>> From a functionality standpoint, this release would still be built around 
>> Java Lucene 2.4.0 but would include the latest bug fixes since the last 
>> release made at OSAF. I propose calling this release PyLucene-2.4.0-3.
>> 
>> I read the documents at [1] and [2] and I'm ready to kick-off the process.
>> In particular, I fixed the NOTICE and LICENSE files again.
>> 
>> At what time in that process do I need a vote from the Lucene PMC ?
>> Is there anything else required besides the vote and what's described at 
>> [1] and [2] ?
>> 
>> Andi..
>> 
>> [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/mirror-step-by-step.html?Step-By-Step
>> [2] http://www.apache.org/dev/#releases

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