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From Phil Steitz <p...@steitz.com>
Subject Re: cleaned up?
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 02:23:25 GMT
Carlos Sanchez wrote:
> I agree in both 1 and 2, but do you consider official releases?
> - RCs
> - betas
> - alphas
> ...
> IMHO it's a decision of the PMC for each project what to push or it'll
> be hard to manage.
Agreed 100% - I was just stating my opinion that I would not use "RC" to 
refer to an official release.
> I'd like to see betas and RCs at least publicly available and
> announced so I can try them. They can be later removed from /dist when
> the next version is released and still be available from ibiblio.
Beta releases, maybe, or whatever the owning PMC votes on and certifies 
(including making sure required license, notices, sigs are there), but 
not snaps or "release candidates".  These can be made available on 
cvs.apache.org and should not go out to the mirrors or to ibiblio.    
Once again, this could just be a semantic discussion, but PMCs need to 
decide where they draw the line and only push official releases to /dist 
or ibiblio.
> On 3/6/06, Phil Steitz <phil@steitz.com> wrote:
>> Carlos Sanchez wrote:
>>> I thought you wanted to remove it like any other snapshot (not
>>> archived). As far as it reaches iBiblio you can delete it from dist.
>>> RCs are not different to any other version.
>> We have two different issues here.  Hopefully we can all agree that
>> 1.  Only official, signed releases should go into *either* /dist or ibiblio
>> 2.  The mirrored /dist directory is not an archive and should only
>> contain the most current released versions of apache software
>> Putting RCs into /dist means effectively treating them as releases.  I
>> am personally OK with different apache projects using different naming
>> conventions and release classification schemes, but would recommend
>> against using the term RC for official releases.  "Test builds,
>> snapshots, etc" should not be pushed to the mirrors or ibiblio.
>> Phil
> --
> I could give you my word as a Spaniard.
> No good. I've known too many Spaniards.
>                              -- The Princess Bride

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