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crossley at apache

Nov 29, 2011, 11:45 PM

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svn commit: r1208311 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml

Author: crossley
Date: Wed Nov 30 07:45:19 2011
New Revision: 1208311

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1208311&view=rev
Log:
Clarify that any Forrest committer can be a Release Manager.
Link to HTTP Server release guidelines.

Modified:
forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml

Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml?rev=1208311&r1=1208310&r2=1208311&view=diff
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--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml Wed Nov 30 07:45:19 2011
@@ -69,7 +69,7 @@
<header>
<title>How to release Forrest</title>
<abstract>
- This documents the steps that the Release Manager (RM) should follow when
+ This document provides guidelines for the steps that a Release Manager (RM) should follow when
doing a Forrest release.
</abstract>
</header>
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
effect of each step.
</warning>
<p>
- This documents the steps that the Release Manager (RM) should follow
+ This document provides guidelines for the steps that a Release Manager (RM) should follow
when doing a Forrest release. Note that it might have mistakes - we seem
to discover something new each time and some steps might need to happen
in a different order. Fine tune these notes for next time. Do some
@@ -113,12 +113,14 @@
</fixme>
</section>
<section id="rm">
- <title>Who is the Release Manager</title>
+ <title>Who is a Release Manager</title>
<p>
- The Release Manager is a single person who does the final work of the
- release process to prepare and sign release packages, co-ordinate
+ A Release Manager is a Forrest committer who does the work of the
+ release process to prepare a release candidate and sign release packages, co-ordinate
testing and voting, uploading to the dist area and ensuring mirrors, and
sending the announcement.
+ See the <a href="http://httpd.apache.org/dev/release.html">release guidelines</a>
+ of the HTTP Server project, which has useful notes about the RM role.
</p>
<p>
The project developers have the role of preparing the product to release
@@ -127,8 +129,7 @@
</p>
<p>
The RM makes all the <a href="#decisionRM">calls</a> regarding the actual preparations and the
- doing of the release. Many projects have the same release manager for
- years.
+ doing of the release.
</p>
<p>
The RM could do the job alone, which enables speedy process. There are
@@ -152,7 +153,7 @@
</p>
<p>
The following notes are terse. If you don't understand, then
- probably not ready to be RM.
+ probably not ready to be an RM.
</p>
</section>
<section id="prep">

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