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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Approve the release of Apache Abdera 0.4.0-incubating (updated)
Date Mon, 31 Mar 2008 16:38:13 GMT
On 31/03/2008, James M Snell <> wrote:
> The Abdera project has resolved the issues raised previously and have
>  voted to release a new build of the 0.4.0-incubating release.
>  Binary distributions:
>  Source distributions:

-1: There are MD5 and SHA1 digests in the directory, but the archives
have no signatures.

>  Maven Repository:

-0: The abdera-bundle-0.4.0-incubating-sources.jar does not appear to
have any content - only the META-INF directory is present. Is that

-1: The NOTICE files in that jar (and others) contains far too much.
The NOTICE file is for required attribtions ONLY (e.g. as per an About box)
There's really no need to repeat ASF for each project used by Abdera.

-0: The Maven abdera-bundle-0.4.0-incubating.jar file contains a
LICENSE for Xalan and HtmlParser, but does not actually contain

-1: The LICENSE files need to either contain copies of the 3rd party
licenses, or they need to have a reference to the 3rd party licences.
Equally, there is no need for the lib directory to contain copies of
the AL for every ASF product.

-1: RAT report says:

99 Unknown Licenses

Some of these are trivial, but most require an AL header.

What is the SVN tag that corresponds with the archives?

=== Other comments ===

mvn test succeeded, however there were quite a few stack traces printed.
If possible, these should be suppressed.

The jar MANIFEST files could do with a bit more information.
This makes it easier to trace the provenance of the jars.

For example:

Built-By: xxxxx
Implementation-Title: Apache Abdera (Incubating)
Implementation-Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Implementation-Vendor-Id: org.apache
Specification-Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Specification-Version: xxx
Build-Jdk: 1.5.0_12 (e.g.)
X-Compile-Source-JDK: 1.3 (e.g.)
X-Compile-Target-JDK: 1.3 (e.g.)

>  Please take a look and cast your vote!
>  - Abdera Team
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