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.

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:

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 8:44 AM Joel Bernstein <> wrote:
Ok, I'll do the backport today. Thanks!

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
From: Alan Woodward <> 
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 5:35 PM
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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