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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1 (incubating) rc1
Date Wed, 23 May 2018 13:07:01 GMT
On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 12:33 AM, Emilian Bold
<> wrote:
> We now kindly request that the Incubator PMC members review and vote on this incubator
release candidate...

-1 for the release of for
now due to the below open issue.

As mentioned, the rc1-rc1 naming is very confusing, for future
releases I suggest using different suffixes, maybe rc1-vc1 for "Voting
Candidate 1 of rc1". Does not prevent releasing but inconvenient.

I have not looked at the convenience binaries.

I have created
"About box and splash screen don't say "Apache"" - not urgent.

Open issue:
A number of licenses mentioned in the LICENSE file are not mentioned
at, have they been cleared
and if so do we have URLs of those clearances or discussions?

That's the following licenses:

Here's what I checked and is ok:
Signatures verify after importing the 1CCF4647 key from

SHA1 digests match.

DISCLAIMER and NOTICE look good to me.

nbbuild/rat-exclusions.txt is quite big for my taste but well documented.

I didn't find any problematic binary files in the archive, although
they are many of them, using the "file" command to analyze them, at

Build with "ant" passes
Build with "ant tryme" starts the IDE.
Build with "ant rat" passes.

I will change to a +1 if the above open issue is resolved.


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