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Re: Missing ASF-wide announcement for 1.7.9, 1.6.21

From: Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:16:38 +0400

2013/4/8 Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>:
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Konstantin Kolinko
> <knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Regarding 1.6.x, all versions (except a few 1.7 betas) between April
>> 2010 and February 2012 were announced on that list. This includes
>> 1.6.11 .. 1.6.17 and 1.5.9. Announcements ceased since March 2012 for
>> either 1.7.x or 1.6.x.
>
> Yup I'm guessing that's about when Hyrum stopped doing all of them and
> other people took over. Since it wasn't documented it stopped
> happening.
>
>> Personally, I do not care about 1.6.x.
>> I hope that there will be a 1.8.x release sometime this year, and so
>> this topic about 1.6.x will become obsolete.
>
> Agreed.
>
>> A mailing list prefix does not matter much. What matters is whether
>> you want to distinguish this message from others on that mailing list.
>> So it is OK to have two prefixes.
>>
>> I agree that it does not matter for the announcements list as there
>> are no non-announcement messages in it. So, OK. I just noted that you
>> looked out of line here.
>
> I'm disinclined to make a change to our subject lines we've been using
> for so long unless several people think it's a good idea. Personally,
> I find them as more of a clutter than a help. A good subject line
> shouldn't need a prefix. But that's my view, if others thing it's
> useful we can change it.
>

OK.

>> I did not note that sentence. ;)
>>
>> Looking at the file history, that phrase was added in r1140689 (June 2011).
>>
>> I have not heard about such automated forwards elsewhere. It might be
>> that it was some typo. It does not say "automatically". So maybe it
>> meant that release manager forwards the message.
>>
>> Actually,
>> - Such forwarding does not happen.
>> - All announcements that were sent by Hyrum Wright explicitly include
>> "announce at apache org" in the list of addresses
>>
>> E.g. looking at announcement for 1.7.3, there is "View raw message"
>> link at the bottom of the page, where you can see the addressees list.
>>
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201202.mbox/%3CCAFwo6TZonyaVvhFiHQ0__J=XsT_JdiE0QLF7=08PA3Zv4E7JxQ@mail.gmail.com%3E
>
> I've gone ahead and updated the documentation to make it more explicit.
>
>> BTW,
>> a minor thing that is also missing in a release is update to this DOAP file:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/subversion/site/publish/doap.rdf?view=markup
>>
>> I mean, it still says "1.6.15".
>>
>> The DOAP file is used to publish project info here:
>> http://projects.apache.org/projects/subversion.html
>>
>> Description:
>> http://projects.apache.org/doap.html
>
> Updated and added to the list of things to update as part of the release.
>

Looks good. Thank you.

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko
Received on 2013-04-09 17:17:12 CEST

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