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From Matt Foley <>
Subject Re: [VOTE][PROPOSAL] minor changes to release process
Date Wed, 12 Jul 2017 01:41:28 GMT
Hi, the below changes have been implemented.  I also wrote a new page, how to “Change the
Build Version Number” (since that’s not so simple to do), and I moved “Website PR Merge”
under “Release Process” in the wiki page hierarchy.

Please review.  If anyone feels I overstepped with editorial changes, please bring it up and
we’ll correct.

On 7/5/17, 2:47 PM, "Matt Foley" <> wrote:

    (The below proposal is also stated in
    The following proposed changes are small, but not just editorial in nature, hence will
require vote of the community to change. Our bylaws don’t have an action type of Modifying
Policy, but it’s probably fair to consider policies to be “included by reference” in
Bylaws, so let’s vote on this like a Bylaws change.  “Lazy majority of PMC members”
applies – same as a release.
    Regarding the process at
    1. Add a step to tag the final release, as "apache-metron-<finalversion>-release".
    2. The current policy says that when a critical release is urgently needed, "the 72 hour
waiting periods in Steps 7 and 8 can be waived." The formerly referenced Step 8 was for the
Incubator vote, so that can be removed as an editorial issue, but we should also allow for
not waiting for mirror propagation – let the mirrors catch up as fast as they can. So the
text should now read: "the 72 hour waiting period in Step 7 and the wait for mirror propagation
in Step 10 can be waived."
    3. Finally, it is good practice to increment the build version in POMs immediately AFTER
a release, so that builds with new stuff cannot be mistaken for builds of the release version.
The current policy says to increment it just BEFORE a release. I suggest changing this to
    a) immediately after a release, increment the MINOR version number (eg, with the 0.4.0
just released, set the new version number to 0.4.1)
    b) immediately before a release, decide whether it will be a minor or major release. If
minor, assure that the minor version number was already incremented after the last release
and continue to use that number. If major, change the version number to the desired new major
    c) These version number changes are in master branch.  Creation of new branches does not
occur until the idea of creating a maintenance branch or a new release branch has been consented
by the community.
    Please share your thoughts and/or vote.

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