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From "Nathan Bubna" <nbu...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Closing JIRA Issues
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:38:31 GMT
On 3/15/07, Martin Cooper <martinc@apache.org> wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Nathan Bubna <nbubna@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 3/15/07, Antonio Petrelli <antonio.petrelli@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 2007/3/15, Nathan Bubna <nbubna@gmail.com>:
> > > > Once the fix/feature/whatever is in an official
> > > > release, then those issues can be closed.
> > >
> > > Ok, then when a release is considered "official"? Has it anything to
> > > do with its quality (test build, alpha, beta, GA)?
> > > Sorry for this question, but I am eager to understand :-)
> >
> > a release is official when it gets three PMC +1s and the release
> > manager makes it public (user list announcement, links on the download
> > page, etc).  these are the milestones that mark the progress of the
> > project, and thus they make convenient times to close issues.
> >
> > a release is not official when it is just a test build (only announced
> > on dev list, or found in some nightly snapshot directory, etc).  these
> > are just candidates for being milestones and may not pass muster.
>
>
> The distinction is simpler than that. A release, being something voted on by
> the PMC, is official by definition. A test build is *not* a release.

sure, that keeps the lines even clearer.

> --
> Martin Cooper
>
>
> > Antonio
> > >
> >
>

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