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From "robert burrell donkin" <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] publish openjpa 0.9.6-incubating release
Date Thu, 16 Nov 2006 20:57:38 GMT
On 11/16/06, Marc Prud'hommeaux <> wrote:
> The OpenJPA incubator community voted on and has approved a proposal
> to release OpenJPA 0.9.6-incubating. Pursuant to the Releases section
> of the Incubation Policy (
> Incubation_Policy.html#Releases ) we would now like to request the
> permission of the Incubator PMC to publish the release zip file on
> the openjpa download page (
> downloads.html).

i have some issues i'd like to see fixed plus less important issues,
some questions i'd like answered and some comments just FYI

-- issues (i would like to see fixed) -- has some unresolved
copyright issues. i trust that this just means that the status page
hasn't been updated.

openjpa distributes some jars in the binary. NOTICE.txt is ok (but
note now asks that apache
collective copyright is included) but their licenses are not included
in LICENSE.txt. see for example.

source distribution is missing LICENSE, NOTICE and DISCLAIMER at the
top level. (these probably need to be commit into svn.)

-- minor issues --*.apt
lack license headers. apt supports comments so these should probably
have headers.

-- questions --

openjpa-all-0.9.6-incubating.jar. did you intend to prevent official
distribution through maven repositories?

has no license header. is this a generated file?
has no license header. is this a generated file?

-- comments --

--- notes and suggestions (for future reference) ---

there is no need to create sums for detached signatures.

some users (typically on *nix) prefer either bz2'd or tar.gz's
distributions. creating additional artifacts is quick and easy so this
is an easy way to make life just a little easier for some users.

i personally prefer the source and binary distributions to unpack to
different directories but the overlay style (both unpack to the same
directory forming a combined product) is also good if a little effort
is invested into it.

there is no RELEASE_NOTES in the base directory. for open source
projects, these serve as an important communication to users. the
content will often serve for reuse in announcements and other
grassroots publicity. consider creating them for the next release.

- robert

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