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From "Ted Husted" <hus...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [s2] 2.0.10 release - when?
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2007 16:48:19 GMT
The other thing that might help speed up the process would be to
follow up on the Selenium tests that Martin Gilday started

* http://www.nabble.com/Release-process-and-release-Maven-plugin-%28WAS%3A-Re%3A-Voting-Process-%28was-Re%3A-Struts-2.0.9-release-%28WAS%3A-Re%3A-S2-security-fix-release-planning-%28XWork-2.0.4-is-out%29%29%29%29-tf4164719.html#a11934860

Actually testing the Showcase UI is a *huge* time sink.

-T.

On 8/14/07, Ted Husted <husted@apache.org> wrote:
> The best way to put us in a position of regular releases is to attend
> to the JIRA tickets, update the release notes, and test the
> applications as often as possible. Any committer can do that as time
> allows, without worrying about rolling a distribution.
>
> It's also not necessary for there to be a single release manager. In
> the past, we've often had one individual run point on the tickets,
> notes, and testing, and then have another roll the final distribution.
> In my experience, at least half of the work has nothing to do with
> rolling the distribution, but just getting the tickets, notes, and
> apps to the point where we can roll the distribution.
>
> If someone is about ready to clear the decks for a 2.0.10 build, then
> rushing out a 2.0.9.1 doesn't seem useful, since it would be
> superseded by 2.0.10 anyway. But, if it helps, I would be happy to
> roll either version at any time, if the tickets, notes, and testing
> are otherwise done.
>
> On 8/14/07, James Holmes <james@jamesholmes.com> wrote:
> > Since the 2.0.X releases are small point releases, I'm all for releasing 2.0.10
> > soon. I'd like to see a regular schedule for these releases so we can keep fixing
> > the minor issues and getting these fixes out to the users. This will help Struts
> > 2 attract new users. It seems 2.1 is still a ways out (although I'd like to see
> > us put some scope around that and make a rough estimate of a goal when we'd like
> > to get it out).
> >
> > My vote is to release 2.0.10 with the WW-2107 security fix instead of doing a
> > special security fix release. I think we can wait the normal 72 hours that a
> > "regular" release requires.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > That said, we need a release manager. I'm happy to work on bugs, but don't have
> > time to pour into learning all of the release steps and setting up the required
> > infrastructure on my machine right now.
> >
> > James

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