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From Filip Hanik - Dev Lists <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 5.5.18-beta-1 preview
Date Sat, 02 Sep 2006 06:16:16 GMT
we are still doing it the old way, no code would change in the same tag


Erik Bertelsen wrote:
> 2006/9/1, Yoav Shapira <>:
>> Hi,
>> In the past, the RM announced the release publicly with his/her
>> perception of quality, and we had a stability vote after some time.
>> Following some discussions on this mailing list over the past few
>> months, I think we've decided to change it to the current process.
>> That process is starts with the RM posting a release in a non-official
>> location and announcing it on the dev list, as you have, people
>> testing that release, a stability vote here, and then a formal release
>> announcement coupled with the distributions placed in an official
>> location for mirroring.
> Hi all,
> I liked one thing from the "oldish" way of releasing: If I ever 
> downloaded
> e.g.
> apache-tomcat-5.5.17.tar.gz, I would not see changes to that file. If 
> it was
> released, it would be with a new version ("version numbers are cheap").
> If the new way is to cut several slightly different issues of a 
> version as
> has
> just happened with 5.5.18, I would very much like that they are built
> and distributed with a SNAPSHOT, RC, PRE or whatever extension to the
> version in the filename and then rebuilt with the pure name when 
> released to
> the public servers. Then I just have to check whether I have a copy of
> apache-tomcat-5.5.18.tar.gz without having to look at the date or size to
> verify whether it is the real thing (once it is released).
> Kind regards
> Erik Bertelsen
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