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commit d85231c7ef34d53834121670c8936abed8bc248e
Author: Mergebot <merge...@apache.org>
AuthorDate: Thu Feb 22 11:02:38 2018 -0800

    Prepare repository for deployment.
---
 content/contribute/release-guide/index.html | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/content/contribute/release-guide/index.html 
b/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 
version</a></li>
       <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>
     </ul>
   </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 
version</a></li>
       <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>
     </ul>
   </li>
@@ -541,6 +543,13 @@ DEVELOPMENT_VERSION="${NEXT_VERSION}-SNAPSHOT"
 <a 
href="https://github.com/apache/beam/commit/f572328ce23e70adee8001e3d10f1479bd9a380d";>example</a></li>
 </ol>
 
+<h3 id="start-a-snapshot-build">Start a snapshot build</h3>
+
+<p>Start a build of <a 
href="https://builds.apache.org/view/A-D/view/Beam/job/beam_Release_NightlySnapshot/";>the
 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>
 
 <ol>
@@ -554,6 +563,7 @@ DEVELOPMENT_VERSION="${NEXT_VERSION}-SNAPSHOT"
   <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 
version</li>
+  <li>Nightly snapshot is in progress (do revisit it continually)</li>
 </ol>
 
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