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From Jan Lahoda <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 Beta (incubating) rc2
Date Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:33:02 GMT
On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Justin Mclean <>

> Hi,
> > In many/most cases, the issues picked up by Justin are issues that are
> not
> > visible if our rat exclusions are taken into account. Now, of course,
> what
> > we can do is discuss those rat exclusions. However, a starting point
> would
> > be for Justin or anyone else here to use those rat exclusions when
> running
> > rat, as a starting point. Then we’ll all have the same results and can
> > start discussions from the same basis.
> A common problem is that rat exclusions are set too wide and in this case
> it looks like they have been. Can you point me to the exclusion file I
> can’t see it in the source release.

The exclusions start here:

(nbbuild/build.xml, line 2077)

I guess I still wonder if test data (modifying which would cause tests to
fail) need the ASF header or not. I have an idea how to add the headers in
case of NetBeans without manually fixing every test that uses them, so if
that works, this may be moot for NetBeans. But it still feels that the FAQ
may need tweaking to make it more reliable and to prevent unnecessary
discussions for others in the future.

Also, is there something specific we need to do with (binary) NOTICE? For
example, we bundle lucene-core-3.5.0.jar, so our NOTICE includes the
content of META-INF/NOTICE.txt from that jar. Is that correct?


> IMO there are still a number of serious issue (LICENSE missing licenses,
> category B issues and source release contains compiled source code) so my
> vote would still be -1 on this release because of those. But my vote is
> just one vote and is not a veto, other IPMC members (including your
> mentors) can vote +1 on this and if you get 3 +1’s and more +1s than -1s
> then it’s a release.
> Thanks,
> Justin
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