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From Chris Hostetter <>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] ReleaseGuide wiki page draft done
Date Sat, 15 Jan 2011 02:15:44 GMT

: I believe that the release guide wiki page that Peter started at
: <> is now feature-complete and ready
: for either review or use.


My one comment is that while i'm certain each release will contain README 
files and documentation on how to "use" Lucy, it would be helpful if there 
were more docs on how to "verify" that a Lucy release "looks good" -- 
things that people would do during the "Perform whatever quality control 
seems prudent on the .tar.gz file" step if they are the RM, and during the 
"Call a release vote on the dev list" if you are a PPMC or IPMC member.

i think it makes total sense for this to be a distinct wiki page from the 
ReleaseGuide (ReleseVerificationChecklist maybe?) becuase the burden 
shouldn't be on the release manager to verify everything; and it makes 
sense to be brief about the things that generally need checked for all 
apache releases (license files, pgp/md5 sigs check out, etc...) but 
anything Lucyd specific ("run the unit tests like so...", "build and test 
the CPAN artifacts like so...", etc...) would be good list to have on the 


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