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From Richard Lewis-Shell <rlewissh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change to Tapestry Version Numbering and Release Processes
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2011 01:37:10 GMT
Richard Lewis-Shell: +1 (binding)

On 30 June 2011 05:03, Howard Lewis Ship <hlship@gmail.com> wrote:

> Tapestry versioning structure as currently implemented in problematic
> for several reasons:
> 1. We vote and release non-final artifacts, which goes against the
> established model set by the board.
> 2. We have a proliferation of version numbers, which complicates the
> creation of builds, as well as tracking in JIRA.
> 3. Strictly numeric version numbers require a separate lookup in
> documentation to establish stability (alpha, beta, release candidate,
> final).
>
> The latter has been seen recently with people thinking that version
> 5.3.0 is a final build, rather than a very early alpha build.
>
> This proposal would simplify the version numbering scheme and link it
> properly to the release numbering scheme, while preserving efforts to
> ensure that releases are available to a wide audience before
> being voted as stable and distributed.
>
> Tapestry version numbers for stable releases will henceforth match
> Tapestry release numbers.  A release number consists of a product
> number (5) and a index number (for example, 3) separated by a dot.  At
> the time of this writing, the stable release number is "5.2" and the
> development release number is "5.3".
>
> A bug fix release replaces a stable release, adding an index number to
> the release number. Thus the first bug fix release of Tapestry 5.3
> will be Tapestry 5.3.1, followed by 5.3.2, etc. (as necessary).
>
> Only final, stable releases will be made widely available (via the
> Apache downloads page, or via the central Maven repository).
>
> Intermediate artifacts represent previews of the eventual stable
> release.  The version number for such a preview is of the form
> "<release-number>-<stability>-<index>", where the release number is
as
> described above, the stability is one of "alpha", "beta" or "rc", and
> the index number indicates the order within the stability. The index
> number starts at 1.
>
> "alpha" versions are not stable; the represent functionality in flux;
> classes and methods may be renamed or otherwise refactored between
> releases.
>
> "beta" versions occur once main functionality is complete; they exist
> to fix bugs in both old and new functionality, and fill any gaps in
> functionality.
>
> "rc" versions are "release candidates"; the functionality should be
> solid; the point of a release candidate is to get wide exposure to the
> new codebase to ensure that the final release is free of bugs.
>
> A preview release may be created at any time. A tag is created in
> Subversion to label the exact source from which the preview release
> is generated.  The preview release is built and uploaded to the Apache
> Nexus. Once uploaded, the master version number (in trunk) should be
> advanced to
> the next index number within the same stability series (example:
> "5.3-alpha-2" to "5.3-alpha-3").
>
> The Apache Nexus URL for the preview release may
> be distributed on the Tapestry user mailing list. However, preview
> releases are deleted, not released. This is important ... preview
> releases are never released to the Maven Central repository, only
> final releases are distributed via Maven Central.
>
> A stability vote may follow a preview release. This is
> to vote the code base up to the next level of stability (to "beta",
> then "rc", then "stable"). This a lazy consensus vote.
>
> Once a version has been voted "stable", a  release may be built and
> uploaded to
> the Apache Nexus. A stable release also includes additional non-Maven
> artifacts containing the project's source code, and additional
> artifacts containing JavaDoc or other reports. The other artifacts are
> distributed
> via the Apache Mirrors.
>
> The vote for a  release is a binding vote, requiring at least 3
> +1 votes and no vetoes, as outlined in
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html
>
> Following a successful release vote, the final release artifacts in
> the Apache Nexus repository may be released to the Maven Central
> repository, and the additional artifacts moved into place for download
> from the Apache distribution mirrors.  This is also the point at which
> the Tapestry wiki is updated to announce the new release (and provide
> proper links to it), as well as announcements on the Tapestry user
> mailing list and elsewhere.
>
> Bug fix releases are follow-ons to stable releases.  Bug fix versions
> automatically start at stability "rc", reflecting the fact that only
> localized bug fixes are expected to be included in such a release.
> Once all desired bug fixes are in place, a stability vote (to "stable")
> is followed by a release vote.
>
> This change affects Tapestry 5.3 and up. As part of this change,
> @since and @deprecated tags in Java source will be modified to indicate
> the release number ("5.3") not the version number ("5.3.0"). In
> addition, the existing 5.3.x
> JIRA versions will be collapsed down to a single 5.3 version, which is
> to say that
> JIRA versions will now match Tapestry release numbers.
>
>
> Vote to last three days, and require three binding +1s and no binding
> vetoes.
>
> Howard M. Lewis Ship: +1 (binding)
>
> --
> Howard M. Lewis Ship
>
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>
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