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From Billie Rinaldi <bil...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Questions about Release Process
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:02:56 GMT
On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:06 PM, Casey Stella <cestella@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mentors,
>
> We're having a discussion about voting on our release process documentation
> (at
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=66854770
> ).
> 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?
>

Yes. In the case of an urgent security issue, it may be possible to reduce
the vote length from the standard 72 hours. I cannot find the discussion I
am recalling about conducting shorter votes, however. Do other mentors have
an opinion?


>
> Casey
>

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