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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Coordination on AOO 4.0 Release Announcement
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:27:59 GMT
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> As Juergen pointed out, the AOO 4.0 release vote has successfully
>> >> completed.  The release is approved.
>> >>
>> >> However, please *do not* go out and start announcing the release yet.
>> >> We need to coordinate a few final steps before this is done,
>> >> including:
>> >>
>> >> 1. Provisioning the files to the Apache and SourceForge distribution
>> >> directories
>> >>
>> >> 2. Waiting for the files to replicate within the mirror network (as
>> >> much as 24 hours)
>> >>
>> >> 3. Verify download scripts against actual AOO 4.0 files.
>> >>
>> >> 4. Complete the release notes.  Convert them to HTML.  Give some time
>> >> for translations.
>> >>
>> >
>> > Does this mean we'll move English  Release Notes to web as always?
>> >
>>
>> Personally, I think that is a pain in the ass to convert the wiki
>> Release Notes to HTML.  Remember, our goal has been to make the
>> Release Notes nicer, with more graphics, etc.  So this is going to
>> make conversion more difficult.  But if someone really wants to do
>> that, then I have no objections.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>
> Given our past thread on this, I didn't know what the "decision" was.
>

My takeaway was there were concerns with having uncontrolled changes
to the Release Notes.   But if we like the wiki as a technology there
are ways of handling this.  For example, we could link to a specific
revision of the wiki page from the download page.  That allows us to
be constant by default, but preserves flexibility to update it later
if needed.

-Rob

> For now, we will link to the Community wiki area I guess, and deal with
> other issues on this matter later.
>
>
>>
>> >
>> >> 5. Prepare announcement emails and blog post and webpage.
>> >>
>> >> The above should all be done before we announce.   After we announce,
>> >> we have a few other items to do:
>> >>
>> >> 5. Update logos on social media sites
>> >>
>> >> 6. Enable update notification server
>> >>
>> >> 7. Follow up blog post +1 week.
>> >>
>> >> I'd like to recommend that we aim for a noon UTC announcement on
>> >> Wednesday, if possible.  That would mean that items 1-5 are complete
>> >> then.
>> >
>> >
>> > OK  - a lot depends on uploads and mirror situation
>> >
>> >
>> >>  Release notes translations can roll in over time if needed.
>> >> But we should have the English Release Notes and the other items ready
>> >> to go.
>> >>
>> >> Does this make sense?  Am I missing anything?  Anyone think that Wed.
>> >> is not possible?  It is better not to make an important announcement
>> >> at the end of the week (Thursday or Friday) since that tends to mute
>> >> the press coverage.
>> >>
>> >> We should use the Release Dashboard to coordinate the status of these
>> >> items:
>> >>
>> >>
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/4.0+Release+Dashboard
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >>
>> >> -Rob
>> >>
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>> >
>> >
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>> >
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>> >                              -- Jon Bon Jovi
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