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From Joel Koshy <jjkosh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Graduate from incubator?
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:46:13 GMT
I think an 0.7.1 release would be suitable in any case given that there are
few additional features and API changes since 0.7.0 - I can drive that,
although an 0.7.1 release need not necessarily hold up pursuing graduation
if people prefer (1).


On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Jay Kreps <jay.kreps@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a fair point. I am not sure of the best practices on the number of
> releases to do before graduation. The Incubator docs imply a fairly low
> bar:
> "Projects need to cut releases. Apache projects need to understand how to
> cut Apache releases. Therefore it is an important step during your stay in
> the incubator to demonstrate the ability to create an Apache Release.
> Podlings
> do not need to actually *publish* a release to demonstrate that they
> understand how to accomplish such a feat. However, creating a release that
> is approved by the incubator project management
> committee<
> http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.html#Incubator+Project+Management+Committee+%28PMC%29
> >
>  is usually the simplest way to do this."
> (http://incubator.apache.org/guides/graduation.html#releases)
> They refer to "a release" not "releases", and mention that they don't
> particularly care if you publish it or not. We might want to set a higher
> bar for ourselves, though.
> We had planned on having 0.8 be the next release, and that is still a few
> months out I suspect. However we did take a number of minor features and
> fixes post 0.7 that are only on trunk it would probably be possible to do a
> 0.7.1 without too much drama and that would make that work available to
> people in a more easily consumable form . On the other hand it would be
> nice to just be heads down and focus on 0.8 too. So if people agree with
> Chris's feedback there are three options:
> 1. Pursue graduation now
> 2. Do a 0.7.1 release, pursue graduation when that is completed
> 3. Wait until 0.8 is out, pursue graduation after that
> Anyone have a strong preference for one of these options?
> -Jay
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Chris Burroughs
> <chris.burroughs@gmail.com>wrote:
> > On 2012-05-23 23:32, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> > >> We struggled a bit with licensing and packaging issues but we got
> those
> > >> issues resolved and did a release and this should be pretty easy going
> > >> forward.
> >
> > This is the one point I am hesitant about.  I think it would be
> > reasonable to ask us for a history of more than a single release (and
> > I'm not sure we got the mirror situation 100% right yet).  We sure we
> > got this one?
> >
> > For the more important parts, It's exciting to see the community grow
> > (particular the diversity part, that's a great accomplishment and I know
> > takes significant commitment).  On that note I would be interested in
> > hearing from other committers about graduation.
> >

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