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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: release manager for the next release
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:51:01 GMT
On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 6:04 AM, Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On 02/10/14 14:33, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Jürgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> after a longer vacation and some silence in the past weeks I would like
> >> to discuss the release manager role.
> >>
> >> I think it's time that somebody else takes over this role and drives
> >> active the next release. I did it since the beginning of OpenOffice at
> >> Apache but I think it is a good opportunity for somebody to be more
> >> active in the community and take over some responsibility.
> >>
> >
> > Hi Juergen,
> >
> > Thanks, from all I assume, for your efforts in this area.  Not only
> > were you the Release Manager, but you defined the role itself for AOO,
> > a project with more complicated release requirements than most others
> > at Apache.
>

Juergen's role as release manager has been outstanding as far as I'm
concerned! Thank you, Juergen.


> >
> > If someone was considering stepping in as the Release Manager for the
> > next release, what should they be looking at?  Is there a wiki page or
> > other documentation that defines the process?
>
> not yet but we should collect the different pieces in one place to make
> it easier and to have a reference or some kind of check list ...
>

This kind of check list is vital to passing on the release manager role.

I also fully agree that we should take future client distributions from the
Apache buildbot. We need to make the Mac buildbot a priority for this.


>
>
> >
> > Also, are you able to review and update (if needed) the available
> > documentation and/or help mentor the next Release Manager?    Or do
> > you think this is all documented enough that someone can just step in
> > and RTFM?
>
> sure I will be available for any questions and will support the release
> manager.
>
> Juergen
>
>
>
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >
> >> We have released some important milestones over the years and have
> >> enough experience and know what's necessary. Whoever takes over the
> >> release manager role won't be alone and will get the support from the
> >> community. In the same way I got it in the past.
> >>
> >> We had discussions about the way how to communicate and track the
> >> release planning and the progress and now it's the time that people can
> >> realize this. It's always room for improvements.
> >>
> >> The goal is that this somewhat important role is circulating and not
> >> depending on one person only. The releases are anyway a community effort
> >> and the release manager have to take care of some necessary formalism.
> >>
> >> And to make it easier a further goal is to be able to take binary builds
> >> from our build bots and release them. Currently we rely on builds made
> >> by community members but I think it's better to use official build bots
> >> for that. This means that we have to check the Windows build bot and the
> >> binaries if they can be used already or what is missing. It means that
> >> we need Linux build bots with the correct baseline or increase the
> >> baseline. And finally we need a Mac build bot. But this discussion
> >> should take place in a separate thread.
> >>
> >> For now I would like to invite all of you to think about the release
> >> manager role and if is something for you. I will not be available as
> >> release manager for the next release.
> >>
> >> Juergen
> >>
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