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From Marcus <marcus.m...@wtnet.de>
Subject Re: Writing up the release process
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:55:09 GMT
Am 10/12/2016 11:49 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
> First, congratulations to everyone on releasing 4.1.3. If this were a
> conventional, co-located project I'd like to take you all out for a
> drink after work.
>
> Now back to work :-)
>
> At this moment, I hope everyone remembers exactly what they did, what
> karma and tools they used, to make the release happen. I would like to
> get that written up now, before steps get forgotten. That way, future
> release managers will be not be as helpless and confused as I was.
>
> I'm thinking of creating "How to cook a release" as a child page under
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases, but given
> my inability to delete pages I would like to get opinions first.

JFDI ;-)

> My general idea is to keep it initially free-form. Just add what you
> did, and how you did it, before you forget anything. I can organize it
> later, or maybe a technical writer will organize it?

Yes, no big formatting for the start. Just write down what you all did. 
Even the chronological and/or logical order can be done afterwards. The 
most important part are really the working steps itself.

> We can use the 4.1.4 release to verify and fix any omissions in the recipe.

I think we have to. ;-)

Marcus


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