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From Matthias Seidel <matthias.sei...@hamburg.de>
Subject Re: Release 4.1.3 (4.1.4)
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:30:02 GMT
Hi Andrea,

Thanks for the clarification!

I found this page:

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Development+Snapshot+Builds

"The builds linked on this page are intended to be used for *final
testing* of release candidates by community volunteers."

But the "Buildbot output area" links to a page with snapshots for AOO
4.1.2. Not really helpful...

At least the Linux Buildbots are working again. Hopefully someone is
working on the Windows Buildbots after the migration to Win10/64bit.

Regards, Matthias


Am 01.04.2017 um 00:08 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
> On 30/03/2017 Matthias Seidel wrote:
>> Unfortunately there is no location for RC described in our cWiki:
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/How+to+Cook+a+Release
>>
>> Definitely a point that should be added...
>
> This is one of the processes where OpenOffice simply behaves as a
> normal Apache project. Release Candidates (please note: ONLY Release
> Candidates) should be uploaded to SVN following the normal process
> outlined at http://www.apache.org/dev/release-publishing.html
>
> This means that Release Candidates for OpenOffice should go here:
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/openoffice/
>
> There are two reasons, though, for us NOT uploading the normal dev
> builds (those that are not meant to be voted upon; of course 4.1.4 is
> not at RC stage) there:
> 1. Uploading dozens of GBytes to SVN is really painful
> 2. Since SVN stores (on the server) the history of all files, this
> would be heavy on the SVN server
>
> So we've traditionally hosted the normal dev builds (before RC) on
> people.apache.org; but Infra decided to replace it with 
> home.apache.org and to make it SFTP-only (no rsync); still, it is
> possible, while still painful, to upload an OpenOffice development
> snapshot there; see
> https://home.apache.org/~pescetti/openoffice-4.1.3-dev-r1761989/binaries/
> as an example.
>
> Which in short means: before RC, use a personal space to share builds,
> home.apache.org being the most "politically correct" option (even
> though from a technical point of view there are no advantages in using
> it rather than a personal web space).
>
> Feel free to include this information in the wiki pages if needed.
>
> Regards,
>   Andrea.
>
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