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From Arieh Markel <arieh...@aol.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Tomcat 3.3 Release Plan
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2001 20:05:47 GMT


Larry Isaacs wrote:
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sam Ruby [mailto:rubys@us.ibm.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 2:28 PM
> > To: tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] Tomcat 3.3 Release Plan
> >
> >
> > Jon Stevens wrote:
> > >
> > > > It should be noted that when this plan comes up for a vote, a +1
> > > > by a committer will constitute a commitment not only to helping
> > > > with the release, but to provide maintenance support beyond the
> > > > release.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure that I agree with this. What if I want to state my
> > > approval, but don't want to help out?
> >
> > The consensus seems to be that in the context of a release
> > vote, a "+0"
> > means I agree but may not contribute, and "+1" means I agree
> > and will help.
> >
> > It looks like Larry is trying to keep up with the latest
> > proposal on the
> > jakarta mailing list, as maintained by Ted Husted.  Ted
> > originally tried to
> > make a case for a separate set of indicators for approval and
> > committed to
> > make it happen (his specific proposal was a "binding"
> > suffix), but that was
> > voted down in favor of the simpler -1/-0/+0/+1 scheme.
> >
> > Even though Ted's overall proposal hasn't been ratified, this
> > particular
> > provision makes sense to me as there was much concern
> > expressed over the
> > lack of support for previous releases.
> 
> My understanding it that the text "but to provide maintenance support
> beyond the release" is a requirement for this release.  Is this
> accurate?
> 
> If so, we may need a way to distinguish between those who are and
> aren't committing to maintenance.  Both of these +1's should be
> counted when comparing against -1's.  I wouldn't want to lose
> any potential +1's because they didn't want to commit to maintenance.
> Whether there are the 3 required committers for maintenance should
> be a separate issue.
> 
> Perhaps the vote should include voting for plan approval and a
> separate indication of willingness to do maintenance?

I like this.

+1 for plan approval
+0 for maintenance (may become +1 depending on workload).

Arieh
> 
> Cheers,
> Larry
> 
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