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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE] log4cxx 0.10.0 release candidate
Date Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:36:03 GMT
log4cxx 0.10.0 RC2 is now available for review for release on the  
unofficial builds area.  This release candidate is strictly provided  
for consideration for release, may be withdrawn and will be removed  
from the publication location at the conclusion of the voting period.   
RC2 is currently available at:

MD5(apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.tar.gz)= e50730742e18d3a72aa17ae1c2c673ce

MD5(apache-log4cxx-0.10.0-rc2.zip)= f8b4f9855a2088aa14654885cd9535f0

The corresponding web content can be viewed directly from the staging  

The corresponding source is available at:
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/logging/log4cxx/tags/v0_10_0-rc2

log4cxx 0.10.0 RC1 was withdrawn before publication.

I believe that the release candidate is viable for release with two  
condition, the publication of a corresponding 1.0b5 of cpptasks and  
the conclusion of a vote by February 29th.  Rev 158 of cpptasks was  
used in the preparation of the release candidate and the generated  
project files should not change.  I'm a project admin of cpptasks and  
intend to have that release out by mid-week next week.

The change log has a prospective release date of 2008-02-29, if  
procedural issues make that date unobtainable then a rebuild to change  
the date will be necessary.

The download links in the staged and embedded web content point to the  
anticipated location after the release is completed.  The mirrors link  
will bring up a list of mirrors, but they won't have the file yet.   
The mirrors page will not be displayed with Safari due to an known  
issue with Safari.

Unzipping the .tar.gz may result in a warning message that a lone zero  
block at 25389.  That is a known issue with Maven (and previously with  
Ant) and does not affect the usability of the archive.

The release candidate was prepared using the following software  
(listed in order of impact on contents of the release):

doxygen 1.4.6
cpptasks rev 158 installed as 1.0b5.
Apache Maven 2.0.8
APR 1.2.11 source unzipped as a sibling to the log4cxx directory.
APR-Util 1.2.10 source unzipped as a sibling.
Ubuntu 6.06.1-desktop-i386 (using VM from http://isv-image.ubuntu.com/vmware/)
gcc 4.0.3
Sun Java 1.6.0-b105

Attempting to build the release image from a non-Unix platform should  
produce flawed Xcode projects.   However, any Unix derived OS would be  
expected to product relatively close approximations of the release  
candidate.  The following steps can be used to prepare local builds of  
the release candidate for comparison:

tar -xvzf apr-1.2.11.tar.gz
mv apr-1.2.11 apr
tar -xvzf apr-util-1.2.10.tar.gz
mv apr-util-1.2.10 apr-util
export PATH=~/apache-maven-2.0.8/bin:$PATH
svn co http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/logging/log4cxx/tags/v0_10_0- 
rc2 log4cxx
cd log4cxx
mvn site assembly:assembly

The contents of the src directory should be identical to the src  
directory of the SVN tag.  The contents of the root directory should  
be identical to the SVN tag except that it does not contain doap- 
log4cxx.rdf which provides the description of the log4cxx project for http://projects.apache.org


The site directory is generated by Maven and the projects directory is  
generated by cpptasks the raw output of both which are tweaked by the  
Ant script during assembly preparation.

mvn rat:check can be used from the root directory to generate a report  
on the presence of Apache License Headers, NOTICE and LICENSE files.   
The report will be produced in target/rat.txt.  The only source files  
without License Headers are in src/test/resources/witness and are  
reference log files used during the unit test and should fall under  
the exclusions of the ASF Source License Header Policy.

The release candidate has no internal markings that it is not an  
official release.   If accepted, the archive files will simply be  
renamed and placed in the main distribution directory for  
synchronization to the mirrors and a digital signature will be prepared.

Release will require at least 3 +1 votes from Logging Service PMC  
members.  However, votes from other parties and any feedback or  
experiences with the release candidate are greatly desired.  Given the  
current makeup of the project, I would expect the PMC members would  
verify the procedural and legal issues themselves (which is their  
major responsibility on a release review) but would rely on community  
feedback the content of the release.  It would be helpful if you would  
report any observations, particularly successes or failures building  
from the release candidate (compiler vendor and version, platform,  
etc) along with your +1, 0 or -1.  PMC members should identify their  
votes as binding.  I'd expect that PMC members would hold their votes  
until there is some feedback from the user community.  This will be a  
combined PMC and log4cxx-dev vote, a separate PMC vote will not be  

Unless the candidate is withdrawn, voting should be open until 06:00  
GMT 2008-02-29.  All discussion should occur on log4cxx-dev@logging.apache.org 

For background on Apache voting, release procedures, etc:


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