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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [lucy-dev] TRIAL CPAN releases
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:42:45 GMT
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 02:56:11PM -0700, Chris Hostetter wrote:
> Hmmm.... wouldn't it be better to take advantage of uplodaing -TRIAL 
> packages earlier in the release process?
> 
> * make RC1 of Lucy 0.3.0  (RM)
> * Upload Lucy-0.3.0-TRIAL1.tar.gz to CPAN.  (CPAN packager)
> * If CPAN testers reveals flaws in -TRIAL pacakge, consider that when voting on RC1 (PMC)
> * Repeat from top as new RCs are produced (RM)
> * If vote passes re-upload final RC as Lucy-0.3.0.tar.gz (CPAN packager)

If we are comfortable with distributing RC materials outside of Apache
channels, then yes.  I'm not clear on that.  Have other ASF projects done
something similar?  If nobody knows, perhaps we might ask on general@incubator?

BTW, I verified that "TRIAL1" (with the added "1") will work against the
current PAUSE code.  All that matters is that the filename contain the string
"TRIAL" (i.e. Lucy-0.3.0-ATRIAL-FIBRILLATION.tar.gz would work, too):

    https://github.com/rjbs/pause/blob/8828bfba15fb1a1921ae286f417900f257fd9a76/lib/PAUSE/dist.pm#L253

    if (
      $dist =~ /\d\.\d+_\d/
      ||  
      $dist =~ /TRIAL/
      ||  
      $dist =~ m|/perl-\d+\.\d+\.\d+-RC\d+\.|x
    ) { 

Marvin Humphrey


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