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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Release Manager for 4.2.0?
Date Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:24:44 GMT
On 19/08/2016 Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> On 8/19/2016 10:41 AM, Kay Schenk@apache.org wrote:
>> I am volunteering to be release manager for 4.2.0.  I have been involved
>> in all the AOO releases since 3.40, and I'm familiar with the process.
>> Like all of us involved with the project, I am a volunteer. Due to this,
>> I can not provide an expected release date. Releases, as we know are
>> community efforts. We'll release when we feel 4.2.0 is ready. ...
> This looks ideal to me. I would like to learn the release processes, and
> try to document them as completely as possible. I would prefer to learn
> by watching and helping someone who already knows how it is done

That's fantastic news, Kay (and Patricia)!

I've just built trunk and committed initial support -still needing work- 
for a new language for 4.2.0. And when the time comes for assigning 
subtasks for 4.2.0 I'll be ready to do my part.

Patricia: I will surely respect your preferences, but if you'd like to 
practice "emergency" (or "bugfix" in general) releases then the best way 
would be to focus on a 4.1.3 release. 4.2.0 won't happen soon anyway, 
and based on my experience I foresee that all issues will be common 
(except localization, and except scope of code changes, much narrower in 
4.1.3). So, if you wish, you can be an "apprentice" release manager for 
4.2.0 and a "full" release manager for 4.1.3 at the same time, with the 
same processes and discussions. If you coordinate with Kay the overhead 
on you and the community will be minimal, and we could release both to 
our users. As I probably already wrote, 
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.1.2 is a good 
starting point if you need an overview.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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