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From Reynold Xin <>
Subject Re: 2.1.2 maintenance release?
Date Fri, 08 Sep 2017 16:26:51 GMT
+1 as well. We should make a few maintenance releases.

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 6:46 PM Felix Cheung <>

> +1 on both 2.1.2 and 2.2.1
> And would try to help and/or wrangle the release if needed.
> (Note: trying to backport a few changes to branch-2.1 right now)
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Sean Owen <>
> *Sent:* Friday, September 8, 2017 12:05:28 AM
> *To:* Holden Karau; dev
> *Subject:* Re: 2.1.2 maintenance release?
> Let's look at the standard ASF guidance, which actually surprised me when
> I first read it:
> Votes on whether a package is ready to be released use majority approval
> -- i.e. at least three PMC members must vote affirmatively for release, and
> there must be more positive than negative votes. Releases may not be
> vetoed. Generally the community will cancel the release vote if anyone
> identifies serious problems, but in most cases the ultimate decision, lies
> with the individual serving as release manager. The specifics of the
> process may vary from project to project, but the 'minimum quorum of three
> +1 votes' rule is universal.
> PMC votes on it, but no vetoes allowed, and the release manager makes the
> final call. Not your usual vote! doesn't say the release manager has to be
> part of the PMC though it's the role with most decision power. In practice
> I can't imagine it's a problem, but we could also just have someone on the
> PMC technically be the release manager even as someone else is really
> operating the release.
> The goal is, really, to be able to put out maintenance releases with
> important fixes. Secondly, to ramp up one or more additional people to
> perform the release steps. Maintenance releases ought to be the least
> controversial releases to decide.
> Thoughts on kicking off a release for 2.1.2 to see how it goes?
> Although someone can just start following the steps, I think it will
> certainly require some help from Michael, who's run the last release, to
> clarify parts of the process or possibly provide an essential credential to
> upload artifacts.
> On Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM Holden Karau <> wrote:
>> I'd be happy to manage the 2.1.2 maintenance release (and 2.2.1 after
>> that) if people are ok with a committer / me running the release process
>> rather than a full PMC member.

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