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From Frank Barnaby <Frank.Barn...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Distributing River Releases
Date Wed, 02 Jan 2008 23:23:13 GMT
Hi Robert,

Thank you for your response.

On Jan 2, 2008, at 18:01, Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> as you may be aware, incubator policy has recently changed. new
> releases from the incubator need to use the standard apache
> distribution system.

According to the web pages that I've visited, I believe I am aware
of that process.

> the incubator documentation is still in progress
> (http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#release-distribution
> patches or feedback welcomed on general ;-)

Yes, that's the page that I've been reading, which means that I'm on
the right track.

> so i've volunteered to
> walk podlings though this process until the documentations good
> enough.

Good to know--thanks for volunteering.

> it's getting late now for me so i'm not sure i'll be on line for
> responses until tommorrow.

We're just preparing for our first incubator release, which will
probably happen early next week, so tomorrow will be fine.

> so, if you haven't already, please take a
> look at the existing documentation
> (http://www.apache.org/dev/#releases and
> http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#release-distribution) 
> .
> if there are any questions these don't answer, i'll be glad to jump in
> tomorrow.
> the first step is that i need to ensure all your old releases are
> archived for the historic record. so i need to know if you have any
> and where they are.

As I said above, we're just preparing our first incubator release, so
we do not have any old releases that need archiving.

> there are a number of decisions that need to be taken by the community
> about layout and mirroring. it's probably a good time to start
> discussing this now. i also recommend that you start documenting the
> release process (if you haven't done so already).

Thanks--we'll get right on it.

> (apologies for being so brusk)

No apologies needed.  We appreciate your willingness to help.


> - robert

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