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RE: New release manager needed.

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-07-01 20:44:56 CEST

> From: Greg Stein [mailto:gstein@lyra.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2003 8:34 PM

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 12:16:50PM -0500, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >...
> > (But if you think that you'd have to give up release management when
> > you find a job, then probably we should wait for someone else. It's
> > better if it can be a stable part of someone's routine, rather than
> > dependent on unsustainable amounts of free time! :-) Your call.)
> I see no reason that we couldn't have stints of release managers, or even
> doing a round robin. That will only help to clarify the process for all
> involved.

True. This is kind of how it works with httpd aswell. There is no
one release manager.
> Ideally, a release is a mechanical process, with very little "human
> experience" built in. The more mechanical it is, then the less room for
> error, and releases should be about repeatability. So if we aren't relying
> on human experience, then there is no purpose served by having somebody
> "hold the position" for any extended period of time.

+1 to that. However there is a human part in this process which is the
CHANGES maintenance. This is probably the most time consuming part of
the release process.
> +1 to Paul. And +1 to the next volunteer.



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