crossley at apache
Nov 29, 2011, 11:45 PM
Post #1 of 1
svn commit: r1208311 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/procedures/release/How_to_release.xml
Date: Wed Nov 30 07:45:19 2011
New Revision: 1208311
Clarify that any Forrest committer can be a Release Manager.
Link to HTTP Server release guidelines.
--- 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 @@
<title>How to release Forrest</title>
- 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.
@@ -83,7 +83,7 @@
effect of each step.
- 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 @@
- <title>Who is the Release Manager</title>
+ <title>Who is a Release Manager</title>
- 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.
The project developers have the role of preparing the product to release
@@ -127,8 +129,7 @@
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
+ doing of the release.
The RM could do the job alone, which enables speedy process. There are
@@ -152,7 +153,7 @@
The following notes are terse. If you don't understand, then
- probably not ready to be RM.
+ probably not ready to be an RM.