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Re: change release signature requirements?

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:33:34 +0100

Johan Corveleyn wrote on 2018-06-25:
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 8:20 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> > While we're on the subject of changing the supported release
> > process, we could use this opportunity to lower the number of
> > signatures required for a release.
> >
> > While we never failed to meet the current requirements eventually,
> > our release process could be faster if less signatures were required.
> >
> > My suggestion would be:
> >
> > ASF guidelines require a minimum of signatures from 3 different people
> > in total (including the release manager). To this, we could add our
> > requirement of cross-platform signatures, where at least one signature
> > must count for a Windows system, and at least one must count for a
> > Unix-like system. Of course, more than 3 signatures are always welcome.
> >
> > We could also reserve an option for the RM to decide to publish a
> > release with 3 signatures for any platforms, based on the RM's
> > judgement of the situation (e.g. if a patch release only contained
> > code changes inside #ifdef WIN32, Unix signatures could be skipped).
> >
> > I believe this change would help us with meeting the new 6 months schedule.

+1. This issue has come up in several recent releases.

Anyone care to prepare a patch to the docs?

- Julian
Received on 2018-06-25 12:33:42 CEST

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