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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Clarification on the release requirements
Date Thu, 07 May 2009 21:20:51 GMT

----- Original Message ----

> From: Doug Cutting <cutting@apache.org>
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:15:56 PM
> Subject: Re: Clarification on the release requirements
> 
> sebb wrote:
> > It's not the RM that is likely to change SVN during a vote.
> 
> Sigh.
> 
> Yes, but it is the release manager who'd have to lose their workspace before 
> they tagged and have to reconstruct it carefully, making sure that they 
> reconstructed the identical state, and if they were not able to confidently do 
> so to perhaps create a new candidate build and restart the vote.  In practice, 
> this has never been an issue, and, in theory, it does not pose a threat, since 
> we trust our release managers to be competent to correctly handle this.

FWIW I recently created

https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/tools/release/compare_dirs.pl

so voters can validate the various packages against an svn location (or each other).


      

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