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From Andreas Fester <afes...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] log4cxx 0.10.0 release candidate
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2008 19:21:30 GMT
Hi Curt,

I dont currently have much time to work on log4cxx,
but a quick review of the .tar.gz file at least showed that the
UNIX configure script is missing. This results in a dependency
on the GNU autotools to generate the configure script and the Makefile.in's
before building, instead of the straightforward ./configure; ./make;
./make install.
For me, this is a must have to get the new version into the Debian
Using the ant build system would add a build dependency on Java, which looks
a littlebit heavy for me.

Since you are using ubuntu to build the source package anyway, would it be
possible to create the dist tarball with the GNU autotools approach?
Or, if the "officially defined" way to create the package is the
maven/ant approach,
at least, I would like to have the necessary autotools files available
in SVN.
These are basically the Makefile.in's and a bunch of other generated
files, like
aclocal.m4, config.guess, configure etc.

Any thoughts?



Curt Arnold wrote:
> log4cxx 0.10.0 RC2 is now available for review for release on the
> unofficial builds area.  This release candidate is strictly provided
> for consideration for release, may be withdrawn and will be removed
> from the publication location at the conclusion of the voting period. 
> RC2 is currently available at:
> http://people.apache.org/builds/logging/log4cxx/0.10.0/apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.tar.gz
> MD5(apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.tar.gz)= e50730742e18d3a72aa17ae1c2c673ce
> http://people.apache.org/builds/logging/log4cxx/0.10.0/apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.zip
> MD5(apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.zip)= f8b4f9855a2088aa14654885cd9535f0
> The corresponding web content can be viewed directly from the staging
> SVN:
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/logging/site/trunk/docs/log4cxx/index.html
> The corresponding source is available at:
> svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/logging/log4cxx/tags/v0_10_0-rc2
> log4cxx 0.10.0 RC1 was withdrawn before publication.
> I believe that the release candidate is viable for release with two
> condition, the publication of a corresponding 1.0b5 of cpptasks and
> the conclusion of a vote by February 29th.  Rev 158 of cpptasks was
> used in the preparation of the release candidate and the generated
> project files should not change.  I'm a project admin of cpptasks and
> intend to have that release out by mid-week next week.
> The change log has a prospective release date of 2008-02-29, if
> procedural issues make that date unobtainable then a rebuild to change
> the date will be necessary.
> The download links in the staged and embedded web content point to the
> anticipated location after the release is completed.  The mirrors link
> will bring up a list of mirrors, but they won't have the file yet. 
> The mirrors page will not be displayed with Safari due to an known
> issue with Safari.
> Unzipping the .tar.gz may result in a warning message that a lone zero
> block at 25389.  That is a known issue with Maven (and previously with
> Ant) and does not affect the usability of the archive.
> The release candidate was prepared using the following software
> (listed in order of impact on contents of the release):
> doxygen 1.4.6
> cpptasks rev 158 installed as 1.0b5.
> Apache Maven 2.0.8
> APR 1.2.11 source unzipped as a sibling to the log4cxx directory.
> APR-Util 1.2.10 source unzipped as a sibling.
> Ubuntu 6.06.1-desktop-i386 (using VM from
> http://isv-image.ubuntu.com/vmware/)
> gcc 4.0.3
> Sun Java 1.6.0-b105
> Attempting to build the release image from a non-Unix platform should
> produce flawed Xcode projects.   However, any Unix derived OS would be
> expected to product relatively close approximations of the release
> candidate.  The following steps can be used to prepare local builds of
> the release candidate for comparison:
> tar -xvzf apr-1.2.11.tar.gz
> mv apr-1.2.11 apr
> tar -xvzf apr-util-1.2.10.tar.gz
> mv apr-util-1.2.10 apr-util
> export PATH=~/apache-maven-2.0.8/bin:$PATH
> svn co
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/logging/log4cxx/tags/v0_10_0-rc2 log4cxx
> cd log4cxx
> mvn site assembly:assembly
> The contents of the src directory should be identical to the src
> directory of the SVN tag.  The contents of the root directory should
> be identical to the SVN tag except that it does not contain
> doap-log4cxx.rdf which provides the description of the log4cxx project
> for http://projects.apache.org.
> The site directory is generated by Maven and the projects directory is
> generated by cpptasks the raw output of both which are tweaked by the
> Ant script during assembly preparation.
> mvn rat:check can be used from the root directory to generate a report
> on the presence of Apache License Headers, NOTICE and LICENSE files. 
> The report will be produced in target/rat.txt.  The only source files
> without License Headers are in src/test/resources/witness and are
> reference log files used during the unit test and should fall under
> the exclusions of the ASF Source License Header Policy.
> The release candidate has no internal markings that it is not an
> official release.   If accepted, the archive files will simply be
> renamed and placed in the main distribution directory for
> synchronization to the mirrors and a digital signature will be prepared.
> Release will require at least 3 +1 votes from Logging Service PMC
> members.  However, votes from other parties and any feedback or
> experiences with the release candidate are greatly desired.  Given the
> current makeup of the project, I would expect the PMC members would
> verify the procedural and legal issues themselves (which is their
> major responsibility on a release review) but would rely on community
> feedback the content of the release.  It would be helpful if you would
> report any observations, particularly successes or failures building
> from the release candidate (compiler vendor and version, platform,
> etc) along with your +1, 0 or -1.  PMC members should identify their
> votes as binding.  I'd expect that PMC members would hold their votes
> until there is some feedback from the user community.  This will be a
> combined PMC and log4cxx-dev vote, a separate PMC vote will not be
> called.
> Unless the candidate is withdrawn, voting should be open until 06:00
> GMT 2008-02-29.  All discussion should occur on
> log4cxx-dev@logging.apache.org.
> For background on Apache voting, release procedures, etc:
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html
> http://www.apache.org/legal/src-headers.html
> http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html

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