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From Joe Witt <joew...@apache.org>
Subject Apache NiFi 0.6.1 RC2 Release Helper Guide
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2016 02:48:16 GMT
Hello Apache NiFi community,

Please find the associated guidance to help those interested in
validating/verifying the release so they can vote.

# Download latest KEYS file:
  https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/KEYS

# Import keys file:
  gpg --import KEYS

# [optional] Clear out local maven artifact repository

# Pull down nifi-0.6.1 source release artifacts for review:

  wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-0.6.1/nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip
  wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-0.6.1/nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip.asc
  wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-0.6.1/nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip.md5
  wget https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/nifi/nifi-0.6.1/nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip.sha1

# Verify the signature
  gpg --verify nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip.asc

# Verify the hashes (md5, sha1) match the source and what was provided
in the vote email thread
  md5sum nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip
  sha1sum nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip

# Unzip nifi-0.6.1-source-release.zip

# Verify the build works including release audit tool (RAT) checks
  cd nifi-0.6.1
  mvn clean install -Pcontrib-check

# Verify the contents contain a good README, NOTICE, and LICENSE.

# Verify the git commit ID is correct

# Verify the RC was branched off the correct git commit ID

# Look at the resulting convenience binary as found in nifi-assembly/target

# Make sure the README, NOTICE, and LICENSE are present and correct

# Run the resulting convenience binary and make sure it works as expected

# Send a response to the vote thread indicating a +1, 0, -1 based on
your findings.

Thank you for your time and effort to validate the release!

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