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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <Craig.McClana...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: 3.2.2 Release?
Date Fri, 02 Feb 2001 18:43:43 GMT
Dan Milstein wrote:

> Can someone who has functioned as a release manager for a dot release give
> me a quick overview of what's involved?  I may be able to find the time, but
> I'm not totally clear on the scope of what needs to happen.
>

What's involved is essentially:
* Propose the release plan ("I propose to mark the 'tomcat_32"
  branch on date x/y/zzzz and release it as version 3.2.2")
  for a vote on TOMCAT-DEV.
* Normally, such a plan also includes a temporary freeze on
  commits to that branch, unless you do them (to pick up last
  minute patches) or delegate the commits for those issues.
* If the number of changes is large enough, you might want
  to do a "release candidate" ahead of the actual release for
  people to bang against.  3.2.2 has had enough patches that
  this might be a good idea.  (Nightly builds would also serve
  this role -- it would be *great* if Costin had time to set this
  up as part of his nightly run).
* On the day of reckoning, do a CVS tag of the correct
  code (probably with a tag like "tomcat_322_final").
* Build binary and source distributions in all the usual formats,
  and publish them to the Jakarta web site.
* Build native code binaries for as many platforms as you can
  gather, and publish them too.
* Announce the release on the Jakarta web site, plus to the
  following Jakarta mailing lists:  ANNOUNCEMENTS, GENERAL,
  TOMCAT-DEV, and TOMCAT-USER.

I can assist with questions on the mechanics, but don't have time to do the
entire job.


>
> I don't think Milestone releases would make sense -- from what it says on
> http://jakarta.apache.org/site/binindex.html, those sound like they should
> really be steps towards a major release of new functionality, not snapshots
> of bug fixes in a released product.   Nightly builds I would be fine with,
> however.
>
> -Dan
>

Craig


>
> cmanolache@yahoo.com wrote:
> >
> > > I'm in the same boat right now.  I'd love to a 3.2.2 released but I'm way
> > > too busy right now to manage a release.
> >
> > What about a "milestone" ? It doesn't have all the requirements of a
> > release. I can add a nightly build of 3.2.x to my scripts too ? ( it'll
> > not be a "blessed" release, but people who need the patches can use it ).
> >
> > Costin
> >
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>
> Dan Milstein // danmil@shore.net
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