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Re: Missing ASF-wide announcement for 1.7.9, 1.6.21

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:56:31 -0700

On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Konstantin Kolinko
<knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> 1. The announcements for recently released Subversion 1.7.9 and 1.6.21
> apparently has not been sent to ASF announcements list,
> "announce at apache.org".
> Its archives are here:
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201304.mbox/browser
> Looking into those archives, I do not see announcements for 1.6.20 and
> 1.7.8 either,
> so this omission is not new.

My fault, I didn't know we were doing this. However I don't think
1.6.x releases should go to that list since technically they aren't
Apache releases. I've sent the 1.7.9 release announcement to this

> 2. A good practice is to begin the subject line of such messages with
> "[ANN]" or "[ANNOUNCE]".

That makes sense if we're sure all the lists we're sending it to don't
add any sort of prefixes on their own.

> It might be a good idea to update the community guide accordingly,
> to explicitly mention the announce_at_a.o mailing list in addition to the
> three subversion.a.o ones.
> http://subversion.apache.org/docs/community-guide/releasing.html#releasing-release

Hmm the docs actually say "The mail to announce_at_subversion.apache.org
will also be forwarded to
announce_at_apache.org." I take that to mean it should happening
automatically, if this was the intention should we fix this breakage
or should we just change the docs. If it's reasonable to make it
automatic I'd prefer that even if we end up with some 1.6.x releases
on the other list.
Received on 2013-04-05 18:57:11 CEST

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