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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Qpid Release Process
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:07:42 GMT

Rajith,

This looks like the place to start - are you going to put this up on the 
wiki and create a page that
we can create the work into. I suggest that this be phase one, and then 
sorting those into milestone
releases will be based on sign-up / discussion.

Carl.

Rajith Attapattu wrote:
> Hi Folks,
>
> I think, this is a good time for us to discuss and agree on a release
> mechanism that's agreeable to the Apache way.
> As per my observations from projects like Axis2, Synapse, Tuscany, 
> Geronimo
> ...etc the release process is as follows.
>
> We start with milestone releases (M1, M2 ...Mx) until we graduate from 
> the
> incubator.
> Once graduated we can start doing a couple of 0.9x releases before we hit
> the grand 1.0 release.
>
> Here is the typical setup for any release.
> Everything is decided based on a public voting on the list. (only binding
> votes are counted)
>
> Pre Release
> -------------------
> 1. Create a wiki page and start capturing the feature/bug fix list for 
> the
> release
> 2. We can start a discussion thread and then come to a concensus on the
> final list
> 3. These items should be tracked by jira or other means (jira is 
> preffered)
> 4. We can start a parallel thread on the release dates.
>
> Release Process,
> -------------------------
> 1. We should do a code freeze and put out a release candidate (ex RC1)
> 2. We should allow a minimum of one week for people to test/check out 
> the RC
> 3. If there are major issues maybe do a RC2 and follow the same process
> 4. If a majority is happy then we can do a code freeze and cut out a
> release.
>
> For incubator projects, I believe the incubator PMC has to vote on a
> release.
> Cliff, Paul can you please confirm??
>
> For the first release I will volunteer to cordinate it.
> Comments are appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Rajith
>


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