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From Bozhong Lin <>
Subject Re: what are required for contributing to release management
Date Fri, 29 Sep 2006 02:41:03 GMT
Thanks to all for clarifications. I am clear about what I can help now.


robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Leo Simons <> wrote:
>> On Sep 27, 2006, at 3:10 PM, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> <snips throughout/>
>> > it is very rare for a non-committer to act as release manager.
>> Yeah, I can't really remember ever seeing that.
> i was involved with something reasonable similar a year or two ago.
> fortunately, the developer was good enough to be elected committer
> before they'd finished the (extensive) preparatory work required.
> <snip>
>> > however, a PPMC is a
>> > little different. the PPMC takes a while to bootstrap and it may make
>> > little sense to wait until it has.
>> I suspect it *does* make sense to bootstrap a PPMC before that PPMC
>> votes on a release. If you're not bootstrapped you shouldn't be doing
>> anything else. Can't quite understand what you're thinking of here.
> thinking about whether there's a need to wait to release until the
> PPMC is fully formed and representation of the podling committers.
> PPMCs are typically filled up relatively late in the process - towards
> graduation. (whether this is a good idea, i'm not sure.) if there are
> just mentors on the PPMC then i see no benefit in waiting until the
> PPMC is composed of a representation cross-section of committers
> before creating a release.
> - robert
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