You should try your hand at RM-ing, Misty. Making the candidate should only 
take an afternoon. 

Then it's up to the rest of us to try it out and vote. I'll be able to give a 
1.1.7 candidate a thorough exercising. 

> On Sep 20, 2016, at 8:14 PM, Stack <st...@duboce.net> wrote:
> 
> I can help Misty.
> St.Ack
> 
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 7:37 PM, Nick Dimiduk <ndimi...@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>>> 
>>> Is this something a PMC newbie could do? I worked with stack to document
>>> the process at one time.
>>> 
>> 
>> This is something any committer should be able to do -- it requires write
>> access to git (git-wip-us.apache.org), subversion (dist.apache.org), and
>> nexus (repository.apache.org). PMC are required to vote on a release, but
>> IIRC any dev can cut a release candidate and call a VOTE thread.
>> 
>>>> 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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