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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Status files and the Commons charter (was Re: cvs commit: jakarta-commons/math STATUS.html)
Date Mon, 06 Dec 2004 00:03:21 GMT
I also dropped RELEASE-NOTES.txt and was planning to include a link in 
README.html and on the commons download page to the changes.html 
generated by maven, similarly to what [configuration] does.

Is that OK, or should I add this file back, putting the links to the 
maven-generated report in the RELEASE-NOTES.txt file?  As I said above, 
I am happy to update and restore both this and STATUS.html, but I 
noticed that some other components don't have either one of these and 
maintaining duplicate files with the same info seems unecessary.

Also, what exactly is the purpose of README.html in and why are these files 
not in cvs?  Some components have this file and some do not. It is 
referred to in section 11 of 
<>.  I was 
planning on creating one of these as per the instructions, but am 
wondering what purpose it serves, since users are not directed to this 
location for download.

Thanks in advance.


Martin Cooper wrote:
> This is actually a precedent-setting commit. ;-)
> Currently, the Commons charter states that a status file must exist,
> and, to date, I believe people have assumed that that file must be
> named either "STATUS.txt" or "STATUS.html". Since, as Phil says below,
> this status file is obsoleted by the combination of project.xml and
> changes.xml, at least for Mavenised projects, it might be worth being
> more explicit about this in the charter.
> So, we could add a clause to the charter that says that "the status
> file" is either (project.xml + changes.xml) for a Mavenised project,
> or STATUS.html or STATUS.txt for non-Mavenised projects.
> Comments?
> --
> Martin Cooper
> On 5 Dec 2004 23:19:12 -0000, <> wrote:
>>psteitz     2004/12/05 15:19:11
>> Removed:     math     STATUS.html
>> Log:
>> Removed STATUS file obsoleted by project.xml, changes.xml
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