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Author: Mergebot <>
AuthorDate: Thu Feb 22 11:02:38 2018 -0800

    Prepare repository for deployment.
 content/contribute/release-guide/index.html | 10 ++++++++++
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diff --git a/content/contribute/release-guide/index.html 
index 2bcaf75..8ba599b 100644
--- a/content/contribute/release-guide/index.html
+++ b/content/contribute/release-guide/index.html
@@ -163,6 +163,7 @@
       <li><a href="#create-a-release-branch">Create a release branch</a></li>
       <li><a href="#update-the-python-sdk-version">Update the Python SDK 
       <li><a href="#update-release-specific-configurations">Update release 
specific configurations</a></li>
+      <li><a href="#start-a-snapshot-build">Start a snapshot build</a></li>
       <li><a href="#checklist-to-proceed-to-the-next-step-1">Checklist to 
proceed to the next step</a></li>
@@ -236,6 +237,7 @@
       <li><a href="#create-a-release-branch" 
id="markdown-toc-create-a-release-branch">Create a release branch</a></li>
       <li><a href="#update-the-python-sdk-version" 
id="markdown-toc-update-the-python-sdk-version">Update the Python SDK 
       <li><a href="#update-release-specific-configurations" 
id="markdown-toc-update-release-specific-configurations">Update release 
specific configurations</a></li>
+      <li><a href="#start-a-snapshot-build" 
id="markdown-toc-start-a-snapshot-build">Start a snapshot build</a></li>
       <li><a href="#checklist-to-proceed-to-the-next-step-1" 
id="markdown-toc-checklist-to-proceed-to-the-next-step-1">Checklist to proceed 
to the next step</a></li>
+<h3 id="start-a-snapshot-build">Start a snapshot build</h3>
+<p>Start a build of <a 
 nightly snapshot</a>.
+Some processes, including our archetype tests, rely on having a live SNAPSHOT 
of the current version
+from the <code class="highlighter-rouge">master</code> branch. Once the 
release branch is cut, these SNAPSHOT versions are no longer found,
+so builds will be broken until a new snapshot is available.</p>
 <h3 id="checklist-to-proceed-to-the-next-step-1">Checklist to proceed to the 
next step</h3>
   <li>Combined javadoc has the appropriate contents.</li>
   <li>Release branch has been created</li>
   <li>Originating branch has the version information updated to the new 
+  <li>Nightly snapshot is in progress (do revisit it continually)</li>
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