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From "Niall Pemberton" <niall.pember...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release build 6.0.16
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2008 19:40:14 GMT
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

> 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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