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From "Patrick Linskey" <plins...@bea.com>
Subject RE: Questions about cutting another snapshot release
Date Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:56:15 GMT
> I think we should tag whenever we make a "release". I don't know  
> anything about tagging in svn, but I assume it is just like CVS  
> (where you just ascribe an arbitrary text label to a revision  
> number). Presumably, we would just tag a "0.9.6-incubating" release  
> as: "0.9.6-incubating".

This is the same repository as all the rest of the Apache code; maybe we
should do something like "openjpa-0.9.6-incubating" or
"org.apache.openjpa-0.9.6-incubating" to avoid collisions?

-Patrick

> > 5.  Are we making previous build versions available to our  
> > "customers"?  I
> > see where we are providing nightly builds for the current 0.9.6  
> > version, but
> > I don't see 0.9.0 or 0.9.5 builds.  If we provide the SVN  
> > Revisions, the
> > previous versions can always be built if necessary.  Maybe that's
> > sufficient.  We also have the maven repository.
> 
> I had posted information about the 0.9.0 and 0.9.5 named "releases"  
> on the wiki (at 
> http://cwiki.apache.org/openjpa/downloads.html ), but  
> then I was informed that that might be a little to "official" 
> to make  
> available without a vote on the open-jpa-dev@incubator.apache.org  
> list, and then a subsequent approval vote on the  
> general@incubator.apache.org list. I started to make a vote last  
> week, but there were some valid objections raised, and I've been too  
> bogged down with other things to make any progress on them.
> 
> Also, do note that I am building and uploading a snapshot release to  
> http://people.apache.org/repo/m2-snapshot-repository/org/apache/ 
> openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating-SNAPSHOT/ every night from  
> my laptop, so any improvements you make should be available in  
> snapshot form (I wish this were done via a more official 
> process, but  
> I haven't been able to find any information about an Apache  
> infrastructure for this sort of thing). I do agree that we should  
> have a stable, non "SNAPSHOT" release that people can start 
> relying on.
> 
> 
> > Once we get these incubation release steps repeatable, then a wiki  
> > page
> > would probably be worthwhile.
> 
> Definitely. This has been on my TODO list for a couple weeks 
> ... I'll  
> try to get something started today. I'm currently dealing with the  
> headache of getting a GPG signature for the release automated 
> as part  
> of the release process (which seems to be required, according to  
> http://www.mail-archive.com/open-jpa-dev@incubator.apache.org/ 
> msg00921.html ).
> 
> > I currently don't seem to have update access
> > to the cwiki, but that can be resolved.
> >
> > Anything else I am forgetting?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Kevin
> 
> 

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