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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [4.1.15] Tag tomorrow
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:18:30 GMT


On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Remy Maucherat wrote:

> Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 17:01:49 +0100
> From: Remy Maucherat <remm@apache.org>
> Reply-To: Tomcat Developers List <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: Tomcat Developers List <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: [4.1.15] Tag tomorrow
>
> Glenn Nielsen wrote:
>
> > Remy,
> >
> > I went back and reviewed the discussion about the new version numbering.
> > And reviewed http://httpd.apache.org/dev/release.html which it is
> > patterned
> > after.
> >
> > You are correct, under the httpd release plan there is no vote to tag
> > and build.
> > I was confused between the old release rules and the new.  My mistake. :-)
> > And the release manager has a great deal of latitude in when they do a
> > release
> > and what is in it.
> >
> > I looked back at the email announcements when you have tagged and built
> > a new
> > release for testing and noticed that you are calling them a test
> > milestone.
> >
> > Under the httpd release rules and what we voted on there is no such
> > thing as
> > a test milestone.  When a release is done it is called Alpha until a vote
> > has been done to upgrade it to Beta or General Availability (stable).
>
>
> I wasn't aware of all the fine print. The difference is a bit academical
> in terms of how-stable-is-the-release, but it makes more sense (rather
> than moving and renaming releases as I have been doing). I don't like
> "General Availability" too much, so I chose to qualify stable releases
> as "Stable".
>

Not moving/renaming them will also get Pier off your back about the impact
this has on rsyncs to folks who mirror the Apache web sites :-).

> Remy

Craig


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