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From James Sirota <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Questions about Release Process
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:58:44 GMT
Thanks for clarifying that, Taylore

17.01.2017, 14:04, "P. Taylor Goetz" <>:
> A release is a release, even if it is urgent. So, yes, the normal release process still
> To expedite, you can shorten the typical 72 hour turnaround, but you still want at least
3 positive votes.
> -Taylor
>>  On Jan 17, 2017, at 3:06 PM, Casey Stella <> wrote:
>>  Mentors,
>>  We're having a discussion about voting on our release process documentation
>>  (at
>>  The following two things came up and I think it'd be good to have Mentor
>>  input.
>>  In the documentation, we have the following:
>>  Creation of the Maintenance Release should follow exactly the same set of
>>>  steps as creating the Feature Release as outlined above, but with two
>>>  exception. First, the version incremented on the maintenance release
>>>  should be the MR++ so that the release is named 0.[FR].[MR++]. Second, if
>>>  a critical JIRA comes in that requires an immediate patch we may forego
>>>  steps 2-5 and immediately cut the MR release. A critical JIRA is something
>>>  that is either a security vulnerability or a functional show stopper .
>>  Do maintenance releases or releases that are due to urgent security issues
>>  still have to go through the normal apache voting process?
>>  Casey

Thank you,

James Sirota
PPMC- Apache Metron (Incubating)
jsirota AT apache DOT org

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