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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: release manager for the next release
Date Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:56:11 GMT
On 07/10/14 00:54, Andrew Rist wrote:
> On 10/4/2014 1:57 AM, jan i wrote:
>> Thanks jürgen for the work you have done.
>> making a mac bot a priority seems to be easier said than done. We have had
>> a ticket open with infra for more than 2 years, and despite many pokes from
>> arist and myself, there are still no date when we can have one
> An update on this.  (drum roll please...)  We have received the mac
> buildbot!
> There are various people to thank for finally getting this done, David
> Nalley (vp infra) figured out how to move it forward.
> At this point, I've had it for a week, but been OOTO due to some
> conference. 
> I expect to have it build up and ready to go in short order.

sounds perfect, when you need help please let me know. Or when I can get
access on the machine I can probably help with the setup as well.


> A.
>> We have the same problem with a number of our other platforms, and infra
>> does not seems very busy with other issues than to care about our
>> specialities.
>> In other words, I strongly believe we have to depend on non-apache hardware
>> to produce a major part of the binaries. A new release manager should
>> provide or have access to several VMs in order to cut the release. It has
>> always looked as if Jürgen had direct or indirect access to all the
>> platforms needed.
>> A release manager does not need to be PMC, but only the PMC have binding
>> votes for a release......this can theoritically lead to a situation where
>> the vote ends with only +1, but the release manager gives a non-binding -1.
>> If nothing else that should lead to a funny board report.
>> just my thoughts.
>> rgds
>> jan I
>> Ps. it seems markmail does not support inline responses, or am I doing
>> something wrong ?

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