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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Spark 0.8.0-incubating (rc4)
Date Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:28:49 GMT
On 14 December 2013 03:13, Patrick Wendell <> wrote:
> Please vote on releasing the following candidate as Apache Spark
> (incubating) version 0.8.1.
> The tag to be voted on is v0.8.1-incubating (commit b87d31d):

> The release files, including signatures, digests, etc can be found at:

The source archive agrees with the tag, which is good.

However they both contain binaries, which is not good.
Third party jars should *not* be included in SCM nor in source releases.

> Release artifacts are signed with the following key:

Where is the KEYS file?

> The staging repository for this release can be found at:
> The documentation corresponding to this release can be found at:

Not a blocker for the release artifacts themselves, but should be
fixed before any release announcement:

The download page

includes a link to the directory containing the sigs and hashes, but
does not link to the KEYS file.
Also it is normal to provide some instructions as to how to do the verification.

The website still invites users to sign up for the Spark 2013
conference which is over.

> For information about the contents of this release see:
> A vote on this release has passed within the Spark PPMC [1].
> Please vote on releasing this package as Apache Spark 0.8.1-incubating!
> The vote is open until Tuesday, December 17th at 03:30 UTC and

s/until/until at least/

> passes if a majority of at least 3 +1 IPMC votes are cast.
> [ ] +1 Release this package as Apache Spark 0.8.1-incubating
> [ ] -1 Do not release this package because ...
> To learn more about Apache Spark, please see
> [1]
> (Note that at present the concluding message isn't shown due to lag in the
> mail archives.)

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