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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Getting the distribution onto a download site somewhere ...
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2003 21:11:20 GMT
On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 08:28 AM, Cliff Schmidt wrote:

> On Monday, September 22, 2003 8:33 PM, David Remy wrote:
>>> I don't think we need to push back.  We just need to describe the
>>> technical qualifications of the code separately from the
>>> organizational qualifications of the code.  The version numbers and
>>> other documentation can reflect the richness and stability of the
>>> code.  The "incubated" prefix/suffix/whatever can indicate that the
>>> project code is not yet fully endorsed by the ASF.  I also think a
>>> blurb in the README file and on the Web site can elaborate on this
>>> distinction.
>>> Cliff
>> By doing this are we creating another process within incubation, the
>> 'incubation release'?  The reason I mention it is that the proposed
>> XMLBeans incubation exit criteria explicitly discusses releases
>> (http://nagoya.apache.org/eyebrowse/ReadMsg?listName=general@incubator.apache.
>> org&msgId=1055888).
>> Here is the verbiage right now: Release plans are developed and
>> excuted in public by the community. (requriment on minimum number of
>> such releases?).  It just seems kind of wierd.  XMLBeans is required
>> to have a release but, per the discussion thread with this subject in
>> the general incubator XMLBeans cannot have a release.
> I didn't interpret the discussion that way.  I felt like all concerns
> boiled down to: don't make an incubated project release sound like a
> fully ASF-endorsed release, since the project hasn't been around long
> enough to be proven to work as an ASF project.  I know there was talk
> of builds, releases, and Releases (with the big R), but I think that
> only led to the right answer...which is "do not use the ASF's name in
> vain".  While we are in the incubator, we should be especially
> sensitive to this aspect.  Other than that, I think we can release big
> and small as often as makes sense.


- robert

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