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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <devli...@hanik.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release build 6.0.16
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2008 23:58:07 GMT
Niall Pemberton wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008 6:56 PM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:
>   
>> Rainer Jung wrote:
>>     
>>> Remy Maucherat wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Rainer Jung wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> Remy Maucherat schrieb:
>>>>>           
>>>>>> The candidates binaries are available here:
>>>>>> http://people.apache.org/~remm/tomcat-6/v6.0.16/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> According to the release process, the 6.0.16 tag is:
>>>>>> [ ] Broken
>>>>>> [ ] Alpha
>>>>>> [ ] Beta
>>>>>> [X] Stable
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Rémy
>>>>>>             
>>>>> One small note: there is a new Thumbs.db file in
>>>>> server/webapps/host-manager/images which doesn't come from svn and
>>>>> wasn't there in 6.0.14. I guess it was auto-generated by some of
>>>>> those smart service on the build system and we don't really want it
>>>>> in future releases.
>>>>>           
>>>> That's caused by me building on Windows [XP] for the Windows
>>>> installer. I can redo the binaries before putting them in the wild,
>>>> but obviously it shouldn't be a huge issue.
>>>>
>>>> Rémy
>>>>         
>>> I would agree with keeping the files we used for testing. No need for
>>> repackaging, ...
>>>       
>> <snip />
>>
>> As far as our voting goes, the only thing that matters is the source
>> release.
>>     
>
> This IMO is a distortion of ASF policy - which I believe is that
> "every release needs the source - the binaries are a nice convenience"
> - but you've extrapolated that into something different. If those
> "convenience binaries" are provided as part of an official release
> then they do need PMC approval:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#what
>
> Niall
>
>   
I'd say we take the release discussion away from the release, just 
release it with the file, as is, and in the next release, we take the 
file out.
if we wanna debate ASF ways, lets do that, but not hinder this release.

Filip
>> We are free to re-package the binaries as much, or as little, as
>> we wish providing we don't modify the build script since that would be
>> modifying the source.
>>     
>
>
>   
>> Personally, I would repackage it but I am not that bothered about it. I am
>> happy which ever way Remy chooses to go on this.
>>
>> Mark
>>     
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