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From "P. Taylor Goetz" <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Questions about Release Process
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:04:17 GMT
A release is a release, even if it is urgent. So, yes, the normal release process still applies.

To expedite, you can shorten the typical 72 hour turnaround, but you still want at least 3
positive votes.


> 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

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