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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: Release mirroring - let's do the release right
Date Thu, 05 Dec 2002 20:25:57 GMT
> As far as I can see, WHEN we do the release, it is largely a 
> matter of AT THAT TIME organizing the directory structure, 
> copying the subtree into the correct place on daedelus, and 
> having fixed up one XML file.  I don't need to spend much 
> time on it now, but I really don't see any reason not to do 
> it AT THAT TIME.
> 
> It really just doesn't seem that the effort is worth the 
> argument.  What I suspect that you are really responding to 
> is the lack of effort that has been contributed in other 
> areas, and your desire to finally see v2.1 put to bed.
> 
> I do concur with you that all other aspects of the release 
> need to be addressed first.  But when it comes to copying the 
> files into the right places, I don't believe that this new 
> request from the ASF is an issue.  One way or another, we 
> still have to setup the release directory structure.  The 
> only major change is the download page.
> 
> I suspect that we would quite honestly spend more time 
> arguing about this than doing it.  So let's not even worry 
> about it until we're ready to make the release directory.  
> Its not worth the expenditure in energy or emotion.
> 

Noel is correct in this.  It really is that simple.

I will volunteer to be a backup for this, as I am doing the
jakarta-commons releases.

If you go more public with James, shouldn't you do that by pointing to
the 'right' place to download, rather than a legacy URL?

Scott

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