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Re: 1.8.0 release timing

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 17:00:29 -0400

As noted elsewhere, press releases are ideally on a Tuesday. I'd really
like to see the release/announce go out, coordinated, on a Tuesday.

Cheers,
-g
On May 30, 2013 8:00 AM, "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:

> I've been working with the ASF's marketing team on the official Apache
> Subversion 1.8.0 press release, and we're trying to get a feel for the
> timing of the final release (and by extension, the press announcement).
>
> This community posted 1.8.0-rc2 on Tuesday, May 14, with verification and
> public release completing on Thursday, May 16. While it's not precisely
> spelled out in the Community Guide which of those two dates starts the soak
> period, I'm going to assume it's the latter. The point of the soak period
> is to expose the code to the public for a period of time and arguably the
> code isn't fully exposed until the release is verified and announced. But
> I'm happy to entertain alternative viewpoints here.
>
> I am unaware of any soak-restart-worthy changes made to the branch since
> that time. As such, it would seem that if we were trying to minimize the
> release schedule, we would need to release 1.8.0-rc3 -- final in all but
> name -- on Thursday, June 6. The final release then falls a week later on
> Thursday, June 13.
>
> I anticipate the signing/release of the final tarball to go extremely
> quickly, especially for those who sign the rc3 tarball. (Yup, checksums
> match, diffs vs. rc3 are as expected and don't effect codepaths ... ship
> it!)
>
> That's sorta the minimum-time scenario, of course. Keeping in mind that
> we'll have devs in transit between ${HOME} and Berlin at a pretty critical
> time during this soak period, what, if any, plans do we *actually* have
> regarding the timeline of this release?
>
> --
> C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
> CollabNet <> www.collab.net <> Enterprise Cloud Development
>
>
Received on 2013-05-30 23:01:01 CEST

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