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From Josh Elser <josh.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to actually announce the release?
Date Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:28:56 GMT
Joe Witt wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am sorry for the TL/DR nature of this but I'd really like to not
> screw this up and would like to document it well to make it easier for
> others to act as the RM.
>
> For the first release I didn't follow the step of announcing the
> release.  That was largely because I didn't understand how to.
>
> So this time I'd like to do it but I do have some questions.
>
> 1) Please confirm we should indeed send release announcements as a podling.
>
> 2) Can you explain what it means to have 'Announcments signed'?  [1] suggests
> "this may mean creating a plain text signature on the machine used to
> sign the release
> and then transferring this".  Transferring it to what?
>
> 3) Can you confirm the addressees of the announcement:
> - announce@apache.org
> - general@incubator.apache.org
> - dev@nifi.iao
> - [REPLY-TO] general@incubator.apache.org
>
> 4) How does one send an email from an @apache.org address?

Check out https://reference.apache.org/committer/email

I have my local mail client presently set up (SMTP server) to send with 
my apache.org. Previously, I think I used GMail's web interface directly.

Your message below LGTM:

> 5) Here is the proposed message for this release:
> SUBJECT: [ANNOUNCE] Apache NiFi 0.0.2-incubating release
> BODY:
>
> Hello
>
> The Apache NiFi team would like to announce the release of Apache NiFi
> 0.0.2-incubating.
>
> Apache NiFi is an easy to use, powerful, and reliable system to
> process and distribute data.  Apache NiFi was made for dataflow.  It
> supports highly configurable directed graphs of data routing,
> transformation, and system mediation logic.
>
> More details on Apache NiFi can be found here:
> http://nifi.incubator.apache.org/
>
> The release artifacts can be downloaded from here:
> http://nifi.incubator.apache.org/downloads/
>
> Maven artifacts have been made available here:
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/releases/org/apache/nifi/
>
> Release notes available here:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=12316020&version=12329373
>
> Thank you
> The Apache NiFi team
>
> ----
> DISCLAIMER
>
> Apache NiFi is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software
> Foundation (ASF), sponsored by  Apache Incubator. Incubation is
> required of all newly accepted projects until a further review
> indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making
> process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful
> ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection
> of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that
> the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.
>
> +++++++
>
> [1] http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html#announcements

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