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From Paul Merlin <p...@nosphere.org>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (ZEST-100) Document the release process
Date Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:30:56 GMT

Thanks for your feedback Niclas.

I updated the document at
https://zest.apache.org/java/develop/releasing-apache.html
Applied your feedback, clarified things ...

Niclas Hedhman a écrit :
> First,
> <quote>
>
> Prepare the two following files:
>
>    - apache-zest-java-<RELEASE-VERSION>-release-notes.txt
>    - apache-zest-java-<RELEASE-VERSION>-release-notes.adoc
>
> We will use them later.
>
> </quote>
>
> What does "prepare" mean, and if that is "create" then create where?
I reworded this section and hope it's clear enough now.

> Second,
>
> an RC# will actually not be a Maven pushed set of artifacts with that RC#
> in version, only used in the tarball. And the Maven will be overridden in
> staging if the vote fails and a new release is cut?

The only leftovers of a failed release-candidate are:

1. emails
2. unsigned <RELEASE-VERSION>-RC# git tag
3. src & bin distributions svn history at
https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/zest/

Maven RC artifacts are dropped, the next RC will use a new staging
repository, see "VOTE fails/Drop RC artifacts and distributions".

Maybe 3. has an issue as release distributions files do not exhibit the
RC# in their name?


> Thirdly,
>
> We should have in there somewhere to coordinate a press release with
> press@apache.org

I added a section about this, almost empty, would you mind adding some
there?


> But it is very good to have all this documented (so we in future can
> automate some of this away). Thanks
Sure, a lot could be automated.
One step at a time :)

/Paul


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