I was going to volunteer but I saw the dates and I'll be on vacation. Is this 
something a PMC newbie could do? I worked with stack to document the process at 
one time. 

> On Sep 20, 2016, at 7:19 PM, Nick Dimiduk <ndimi...@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello devs,
> 
> I'm going on an extended absence, through Oct 23. Would anyone care to
> stand in as release manager for 1.1.7 while I'm away? Given 1.1.6 went out
> on Sept 5, 1.1.7 RC's should begin around Sept 26th in order to retain our
> targeted monthly cadence. The overall process is documented [0], and I have
> my own almost-but-not-quite-scripted notes [1] for creating a candidate.
> 
> In terms of effort, it usually works out to be a couple hours for tracking
> down in-flight tickets, updating JIRA, validating the compatibility report
> &c, and then another couple hours of watching maven and pushing bits to
> generate the RC.
> 
> If no takers, I'll make its release a priority upon my return in late
> October.
> 
> Thanks,
> Nick
> 
> [0]: http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#releasing
> [1]: https://gist.github.com/ndimiduk/924db7f5ee75baa67802

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