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From jan i <>
Subject Re: release manager for the next release
Date Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:21:34 GMT
On 4 October 2014 22:08, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> On 04/10/2014 jan i wrote:
>> Thanks jürgen for the work you have done.
> Sure, thanks Juergen for being a great, reliable and patient release
> manager during these years.
>  In other words, I strongly believe we have to depend on non-apache
>> hardware
>> to produce a major part of the binaries. A new release manager should
>> provide or have access to several VMs in order to cut the release. It has
>> always looked as if Jürgen had direct or indirect access to all the
>> platforms needed.
> Well, this is a thing we must change. Ideally, we must be able to produce
> all binaries at Apache for the next release. We are now depending on
> individual developers providing their own systems, but this won't work for
> other ongoing activities too (like signing releases). If you look at the
> Infra list recent discussions, it seems we will be able to get our hands on
> suitable Mac hardware soon.
> So in short: a new release is not going to happen before we have fixed the
> release process. Part of this fix can be very challenging, like bringing
> all building activities to Apache hardware. But we shouldn't expect that
> what a release manager needs NOW is valid for the NEXT release.
Same time last year, the Apple hardware was signed for ordering, when Infra
found out it lacked budget. This year the discussion goes, "no more
hardware until what we have runs", and that is assumed to take until first
part of 2015. So in other words dont put up too high hopes. Have a look at
the jira ticket instead.

Furthermore, please remember, AOO cannot cimpile on a standard Apple
platform, we need some old (outdated unsupported apple libraries/tools
installed, that makes the machine useless (or at the very least very
difficult) to use for projects that want to use the newest apple platform.

>  A release manager does not need to be PMC, but only the PMC have binding
>> votes for a release......this can theoritically lead to a situation where
>> the vote ends with only +1, but the release manager gives a non-binding
>> -1.
>> If nothing else that should lead to a funny board report.
> This is a theoretical case. The Release Manager is trusted. If I receive a
> -1 from the Release Manager, I'll immediately change my +1 vote to a -1 and
> so will do other PMC members. Let's focus on concrete discussions.
>  Ps. it seems markmail does not support inline responses, or am I doing
>> something wrong ?
> I'll be BCCing you in my responses to your messages so at least we don't
> break threads.
thanks but really not needed, I unsubscribed from the list in order to be
able to check the dev mails when I want to, without having my mailbox
filled up. I can see that I do not break threads, but merely cannot respond

jan I

> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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