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From "Uwe Schindler" <>
Subject RE: 8.5 release
Date Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:01:44 GMT


the Javadocs are not in the repository with that magic file, they are in the “production”
tree (only the website). The Javadocs are still at the same position:


All instructions regarding extpaths.txt is obsolete, the new website is in git and there you
only have to change one line in the config file to point to latest version:


See for instructions. I am available for chat on Slack.





Uwe Schindler

Achterdiek 19, D-28357 Bremen



From: Alan Woodward <> 
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 11:52 AM
Subject: Re: 8.5 release


Hi all,


Just to say that the release is still happening, it’s just taking a bit longer than usual
to get things sorted due to some external circumstances…


The release is now on the apache mirrors and maven central (we need to update the poll_mirrors
script to correctly handle https, as lots of the mirrors no longer accept http).  I’m trying
to update the website with the new java docs, but it looks as though this has all been changed
since the last release, and the instructions on our release website no longer apply.  In particular,
the svn repository where the java docs used to sit now has a single empty file called MOVED_TO_GIT
- if anybody knows more about this, please chime in!


- A

On 19 Mar 2020, at 15:06, Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:


I’ll check on the Lucene notes.  Thanks Cassandra!

On 19 Mar 2020, at 14:06, Cassandra Targett < <>
> wrote:


I’ll look to add the release instructions soon. There is a page in the Ref Guide that describes
how to do it (it’s basically the same as javadocs, just a different ant/gradle target).


I also created a new top-level page in Solr’s Confluence for Release Notes:
I only moved 8.x and a couple 7.x notes there for now (it’s a bit tedious to move them,
but anyone would be welcome to keep going) so we can use that spot to put them from now on.
I didn’t check, though, if Lucene’s Confluence has the same problem of notes being buried?
Sorry to half-complete the task, I was looking for Solr's notes and got annoyed I can never
find them quickly.



On Mar 17, 2020, 5:50 AM -0500, Alan Woodward < <>
>, wrote:

If you add the release instructions to the ReleaseTodo page on cwiki then the RM should be
able to follow them.  I can look into adding them to the release wizard as well.

On 16 Mar 2020, at 15:15, Cassandra Targett < <>
> wrote:


What do we need to do to get pushing the Ref Guide up as part of the RM process? It’s super
simple now, but I’m not sure what needs to change to make it happen regularly as part of



On Mar 16, 2020, 3:48 AM -0500, Alan Woodward < <>
>, wrote:

Let’s keep both pages as Draft for now - one advantage of Cwiki over moin is that we can
delay publishing our release notes until the release has actually happened.

On 16 Mar 2020, at 08:20, Mikhail Khludnev < <>
> wrote:


Alan, I've added a point. Should I click [Publish]?


On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:

That’s the one, thank you Jan!  I’ve cloned it and made minimal changes to update it to
8.5, it still needs the release highlights adding in though.  Draft page is available here: <>


We should definitely make a top-level page for these, they currently sit under ‘Old Wiki’
which doesn’t seem right at all.

On 13 Mar 2020, at 11:20, Jan Høydahl < <>
> wrote:


Perhaps this is the one you are looking for?


We should probably make a top-level page «Release Notes» under which we can attach future
release notes.



12. mar. 2020 kl. 17:24 skrev Alan Woodward < <>


While I wait for the smoke tester to finish, I’ve been working on release notes.  The ReleaseTodo
still refers to the old wiki, and release notes are on CWiki now, so I’m flying slightly
blind.  Looking at what was done for the previous release, I’ve created a draft note for
lucene which can be inspected and edited here: <>


For Solr, the 8.4 release note on CWiki points to a section on
 but it’s not entirely clear where this section has come from or where it should be drafted.
 Can anybody enlighten me?

On 11 Mar 2020, at 09:20, Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:


Sure, go ahead

On 10 Mar 2020, at 19:22, David Smiley < <>
> wrote:


Can I assume it's no big deal to post a solr-ref-guide documentation improvement on the release
branch irrespective of whenever you precisely do the RC? 

~ David Smiley 

Apache Lucene/Solr Search Developer



On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 9:15 AM Joel Bernstein < <>
> wrote:

I just updated solr/CHANGES.txt as I missed something. If you've already created the RC then
it will be there in case of a respin. 




Joel Bernstein



On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 5:45 AM Ignacio Vera < <>
> wrote:

done. Thank you!


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:

Go ahead, I’ll start the release build once it’s in.

On 10 Mar 2020, at 07:26, Ignacio Vera < <>
> wrote:


Hi Alanm


Is it  possible to backport  <>
for the 8.5 release, I push it tester day and CI is happy.




On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 2:35 AM Joel Bernstein < <>
> wrote:


Finished the backport for




Joel Bernstein



On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 8:44 AM Joel Bernstein < <>
> wrote:

Ok, I'll do the backport today. Thanks! 

Joel Bernstein



On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 6:21 AM Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:

Thanks Uwe!

On 7 Mar 2020, at 10:06, Uwe Schindler < <>
> wrote:




FYI, I cleaned, renamed, and changed the Jenkins Jobs, so the 8.5 branch is in the loop on
ASF Jenkins and Policeman Jenkins.





Uwe Schindler

Achterdiek 19, D-28357 Bremen <> 

eMail: <> 


From: Alan Woodward < <> > 
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:35 PM
To: <> 
Subject: Re: 8.5 release


I’ve created a branch for the 8.5 release (`branch_8_5`) and pushed it to the apache repository.
 We’re now at feature freeze, so only bug fixes should be pushed to the branch.


I can see from
 that we have 4 tickets marked as Blockers for this release.  I plan to build a first release
candidate next Monday, which gives us a few days to resolve these.  If that’s not going
to be long enough, please let me know.


Uwe, Steve, can one of you start the Jenkins tasks for the new branch?


Thanks, Alan


On 3 Mar 2020, at 14:50, Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:


PSA: I’ve had to generate a new GPG key for this release, and it takes a while for it to
get mirrored to the lucene KEYS file.  I’ll hold off cutting the branch until everything
is ready, so it will probably now be tomorrow UK time before I start the release proper.

On 25 Feb 2020, at 07:49, Noble Paul < <>
> wrote:


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 9:35 PM Ignacio Vera < <>
> wrote:


On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 7:26 PM Jan Høydahl < <>
> wrote:


That should give us time to update release docs for the new website too.

Jan Høydahl

18. feb. 2020 kl. 18:28 skrev Adrien Grand < <>


On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 4:58 PM Alan Woodward < <>
> wrote:

Hi all,

It’s been a while since we released lucene-solr 8.4, and we’ve accumulated quite a few
nice new features since then.  I’d like to volunteer to be a release manager for an 8.5
release.  If there's agreement, then I plan to cut the release branch two weeks today, on
Tuesday 3rd March.

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