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From Holger Grandy <>
Subject [RESULT] [VOTE] 1.1 release packages
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2010 05:56:32 GMT

the vote has been running for more than 72 hours and got three +1 from our mentors:
- Doug Cutting
- Martijn Dashorst
- Gavin McDonald

We also have a +1 from Scott, an implicit +1 from me and no -1.

This means the vote has passed. 

Thanks for your comments on the release package. Gavin, regarding the 
location of the download files: I intended to do exactly what you suggest, I just quoted
the downloads page as the place where the links to the packages will be placed. Sorry 
for this confusion and thanks for providing instructions. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Gav... [] 
Sent: Sonntag, 10. Oktober 2010 13:04
Subject: RE: [VOTE] 1.1 release packages

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Holger Grandy []
> Sent: Thursday, 7 October 2010 12:45 AM
> To:
> Subject: [VOTE] 1.1 release packages
> Hello,
> I created zips and tar.gzs for the upcoming 1.1 release of Apache Etch.
> All files are currently placed in my home directory at
> Instructions for building the source packages can be found in the
> README.txt and
> BUILD.txt file and on the website
> Please vote to publish these files on the website:
> This vote will run for 72 hours.
> Thanks for your votes,
> Holger


First off, some great Build and Readme files, very detailed.

Some minor points (apologies for the length of some of these):

1. I'm not sure why the BMW Copyright has been added to the Notice.txt file?

The two copyrights in there are for Cisco - which is where the code was
and lived before it came to the ASF. The second copyright is for Apache -
the code lives and is developed now. BMW and its employees have provided
CCLA and
ICLAs so I'm not sure the BMW copyright is correct. BMW certainly should be 
recognised as a contributor and for provided its employees with time to work
the project. I could be wrong however, and I defer this as a question that
be raised after the release, I'm not blocking it based on this.

2. ChangeLog.txt seems to be an old version of the file RELEASE_NOTES.txt.
both files included in confusing, especially considering the ChangeLog.txt
seems to
be based on the initial release attempt a year ago and is well outdated. I
would like to
see this file removed and the tarballs re-rolled. This however is a
suggestion and again
I am not going to block based on this.

3. You mention above that you will publish the files to .

Please - DO NOT publish the release files to this page. What you do is
publish the files
to the machine to /www/
- take a look
at other directories in the /www/ for
examples. This ensures
that releases are automatically populated to the official Apache Mirror
sites across the
world for download. You then place links on the above mentioned downloads
page to the 
mirrors. Assuming the vote passes, I will help you will this. I will also
see that the
current 1.0.2 files are removed from the downloads page and put into an
archives download
area. There are plenty of examples around but see

for example of how they link to the mirrors.

4. You have LICENCE_THIRD_PARTY.txt and NOTICE_THIRD_PARTY.txt files -- both
contain licenses
and notices for the Apache APR project. APR is an Apache Licensed product, I
don't think that counts
as a third party license. I do not think that these files are needed. I will
check this but
I am not holding up the vote because of it.

5. When downloading the Windows exe version Norton FileInsight program
removes it as a threat
to the system. I have pasted the details below for you to examine and
perhaps improve upon
for the next release.

On computer as of
10/10/2010 at 8:55:28 PM
Last Used:
10/10/2010 at 8:57:50 PM
Startup Item: No
Launched: No
Very Few Users
Fewer than 10 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
This file risk is medium.
Threat Details
There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not

Downloaded from

Downloaded File:
File Actions

Finally, Etch folks, if you are still with me, the above I believe are not
release blockers, so here
is my +1 on releasing. Nice work all.


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