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From David E Jones <>
Subject [VOTE] OFBiz Test Snapshot Release: 4.0.0 TS3
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 07:24:21 GMT

The OFBiz podling (PPMC and community) has reached a consensus  
internally approving the 4.0.0 TS3 test snapshot release. We are now  
requesting a vote for review and approval from the general Incubator  
group and the Incubator PMC.

The current incubation docs recommend doing this sort of "test  
snapshot" release, and it appears from recent conversations that this  
will most likely soon be required for all podlings nearing  
graduation. Based on our experience this has been a valuable exercise  
and it actually took us 3 tries to get to one internally approved in  
the podling community.

The intent of this "release" is not to be something that will be  
maintained over time or used be end-users of the project, and there  
is no branch for it in SVN. Our goal with this test snapshot release  
was to create an initial release process and make sure that all of  
the artifacts are in place as needed. This includes:

- all license headers and copyright notices in place (ASL2 headers)
- no remaining old copyright notices or headers
- NOTICE, LICENSE, KEYS, et cetera files in place
- test proper zip and tgz files, plus the md5 and asc files for each
- put README file and other such things in place to make it  
(hopefully) easy for an end user to run OOTB

Based on what has been established as part of this test snapshot  
experience we plan to do a real release (version 4.0.0) after  
graduation with a branch and such that will be maintained over time  
and that is meant to be used by end-users, but those (again) are not  
the intents of this test snapshot release.

The files for the release are available in my  
account, see the links below for detailed locations. There is also a  
wiki page describing the test snapshot release here:

The wiki page for the proposed OFBiz release plan is here:


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