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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Podling Release Requirement (WAS: Re: [VOTE] Graduate Felix to TLP status)
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 15:53:00 GMT
J Aaron Farr wrote:
> On 9/13/06, Justin Erenkrantz <> wrote:
>> On 9/12/06, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
>> > As Leo pointed out, 'codebase quality' is not a graduation criteria. 
>> And
>> > (hopefully) with Upayvira as the initial PMC Chair, I am not worried 
>> that the
>> > PMC will overlook release requirements. If ASF Members feel that to 
>> be a
>> > concern, they are both free to monitor and participate in the PMC work.
>> My concern has nothing to do with 'codebase quality', but asking for a
>> demonstration that the Felix community understands how to conduct a
>> release that meets the ASF's criteria.
>> If the community produces a release that is perfect on first shot,
>> great - they're truly ready to graduate.  If not, well, then, they'll
>> learn from those mistakes and once they can produce a release that
>> meets our criteria, then they'll be ready to graduate.
>> Remember that a major task for a TLP is conducting a release.
>> Therefore, it's reasonable for the Incubator PMC to ask for proof that
>> they will execute that task successfully rather than taking it on
>> blind faith.  -- justin
> And I'm fine with that.  I think it's a good idea for Incubating
> projects to do at least one release before graduating.
> My concerns are:
> 1) The policy regarding podling releases has never been explicit and
> always been conflicting

Originally we (the mentors) and even Noel had told Felix not to worry 
about a release within the incubator:

So both mentors and the Incubator PMC Chair told these folks that a 
release was not the primary objective for graduation.  We explicitly 
told them *NOT* to worry about a release until after graduation.  And 
graduation, we thought, was right around the corner.

> 2) Let's not (again) fall into the trap of changing the requirements
> of graduation (or entry for that matter) on a vote thread
> So could we move these discussions to a new thread?

Yeah good idea.  Let's start off by discussing whether we make at least 
one incubator release a requirement for graduation?  I think if we're 
going to hold it as a blocker before graduation we must make it a rule 
to be absolutely clear.


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