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From David E Jones <>
Subject [VOTE][RESULT] OFBiz Test Snapshot Release: 4.0.0 TS5
Date Fri, 10 Nov 2006 21:17:57 GMT

The vote for the OFBiz podling Test Snapshot Release 4.0.0 TS5 has  

+1: 3: Robert Burrell Donkin, Yoav Shapira, David Welton
+0: 0
-1: 0

Being a Test Snapshot release we don't plan to "market" this  
publicly, so we plan to end the process for this release with the  
result of this vote. The main purpose was to review legal artifacts  
and the general release preparation process (and signing/checksum  
artifacts). We plan to do a "real" release once the incubation is  
complete (ie OFBiz graduates), and that will be a community supported  
release with a branch and so on.

Thanks again for Robert Donkin for his thorough review of all of this  
and help getting things cleaned up.


On Nov 1, 2006, at 10:20 PM, David E Jones wrote:

> The OFBiz podling (PPMC and community) has reached a consensus  
> internally approving the 4.0.0 TS5 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 through these 5 tries we have made significant  
> improvements to the legal and other aspects of OFBiz and eventual  
> releases. You'll recognize most of this from the similar message I  
> sent on September 22nd for our TS3. Thanks to feedback from various  
> people (especially Robert Burrell Duncan and the RAT tool) we have  
> corrected many license header issues and fleshed out the NOTICE  
> file, which are now both hopefully up to par.
> 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.
> -David
> incubating-4.0.0.TS5.tgz
> incubating-4.0.0.TS5.tgz.md5
> incubating-4.0.0.TS5.tgz.asc
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