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From Brian Demers <>
Subject Re: SCIMple release process
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:44:22 GMT

CD gets a little tricky given the above.  Personally, I'd like to see an
initial release before worrying about the CD portion (but I have a
non-binding vote here)

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 10:21 AM, Moyer, Steven William <>

> I've read through a few of the release documents for other Apache
> Directory projects and have a few questions for the team.  With SCIMple
> we've been gradually moving towards having a continuous delivery workflow
> and, while we've still got a ways to go, I'm wondering what that would look
> like within the context of the Apache Directory project.  Like Mockito,
> we're envisioning a future where every commit (to the develop branch) might
> be released.  Larger changes to the code would be developed on feature
> branches until they're ready to be merged.
> At the moment I'm a bit concerned because we've released the old PSU
> SCIMple project three times since the project was moved here - simply
> because we were fixing bugs that had to be addressed to be SCIM compliant
> and we don't have a process in place to release Apache SCIMple yet.  This
> in my opinion is dangerous as we could end up with fixes that aren't
> "forward-ported" to Apache SCIMple.  Clearly we also don't want to call for
> a vote several times a week or even several times a month.
> Looking at the ApacheDS project, I think many of the listed steps are
> taken care of by our use of the jgitflow plugin - the creation of an RC
> branch, tagging and management of the POM versions all happens
> automatically.  Since this is a library, some of the other steps aren't
> applicable at all (building an installer).  In any case, I think it's worth
> having a discussion about what an Apache Directory CD project would look
> like.
> As an aside, there was a previous thread that referenced changes to the
> Apache release requirements.  I couldn't find that document at all so if
> someone would be nice enough to provide a link, I'll continue my research
> there.
> Thanks,
> Steve

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