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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release Verification Checklist
Date Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:33:02 GMT
On 29 November 2013 21:00, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The N&L files also apply to the SCM tree;
>
> Yes, true.  Here's a message from Doug Cutting to legal-discuss@apache
> on the subject: http://s.apache.org/9r7>.
>
> In my view, it's appropriate for someone reviewing a release to comment on
> whether the SCM tree has proper LICENSE and NOTICE files.  However, I don't
> think that should be a checklist item because the checklist should be specific
> to the release artifacts.

Not sure I understand why the checklist needs to be specific.

> Now, there's another checklist item to which the same critique applies:
>
>     [ ] I follow this project's commits list.
>
> I would rather delete this item and be consistent than expand the checklist
> with more such items.
>
>> further the N&L files may be different for the binary archive (if provided)
>
> We should allow podlings which choose to perform quality control on
> convenience binaries to customize their own checklists with additional items
> as they see fit.  However, since 1) only the source archive is officially a
> release by the ASF, and 2) not all podlings make convenience binaries
> available, the default checklist should concern itself with the source archive
> alone.

But if a project does release binaries, these must have valid N&L files.

> Nevertheless, convenience binaries have their own set of common problems
> (including incorrect N&L) which I anticipate we will want to address through
> documentation suggesting a specific block of additional checklist items.

It does not necessarily need to be a separate check item.
Just a reminder that the N&L files are specific to the distributed
items (SCM or release artifact).

> Marvin Humphrey
>
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