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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] 0.1.0 release prep
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 19:23:05 GMT
Yep, agreed Marvin, +1. 

If I don't get to it by this weekend, happy to have you (but more happy if someone else :-)
) does it!


On May 20, 2011, at 11:58 AM, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> On Fri, May 06, 2011 at 07:54:24AM -0700, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) wrote:
>> Sure I'll try and spend some time this weekend on it...
> Ping. :)
> It's been two weeks, and I don't think it makes sense to wait any longer.
> Chris, if you don't anticipate your schedule allowing you to roll the release
> artifacts and call the PPMC vote within one week from today, I volunteer to be
> Release Manager.
> The way Lucy's release institutions have been set up, the Release Manager role
> is minimal and mechanical.
>  * You barely need to know anything about Lucy.
>  * You don't need to know Perl.
>  * Our release tarball is nothing more than an archive of an svn export.
>  * Aside from bumping the version number and inserting a release date,
>    release prep is the collective responsibility of the community rather than
>    the RM (and has been completed for 0.1.0).
>  * Quality control is the responsibility of the PPMC -- the RM doesn't even
>    need to inspect the source tree (at least not while wearing the RM hat).
> Here's what the RM needs:
>  * Lucy commitership.
>  * Some familiarity with Apache institutions such as voting and the
>    Incubator.
>  * A Unixy OS.
>  * Enough expertise in svn, gpg etc. to follow the ReleaseGuide recipe.
> Things have been arranged this way because it's in Lucy's interest to have
> many release managers over time and to avoid burning them out.  The fact that
> our first RM was likely to be someone who's not an active developer was
> helpful for enforcing discipline and ensuring that we could not fall back to
> relying on closely held expertise.
> Chris, you've been active as a Mentor; I hope that you will find time to
> review the artifacts, and that you will eventually vote +1 in support of
> Lucy's inaugural release.  With an accumulation of diligent IP clearance work,
> a clean RAT report, and a how-to-review checklist assembled per Hoss's
> suggestion at <>, I'm confident
> that we will secure our 3 Incubator PMC votes, and I'm confident about asking
> you for yours.  But since the Lucy RM role has been aggressively pared down,
> it's less crucial who performs it, and it's more important that we move soon.
> Cheers,
> Marvin Humphrey

Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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