> I think we should tag whenever we make a "release". I don't know > anything about tagging in svn, but I assume it is just like CVS > (where you just ascribe an arbitrary text label to a revision > number). Presumably, we would just tag a "0.9.6-incubating" release > as: "0.9.6-incubating".
This is the same repository as all the rest of the Apache code; maybe we should do something like "openjpa-0.9.6-incubating" or "org.apache.openjpa-0.9.6-incubating" to avoid collisions? -Patrick > > 5. Are we making previous build versions available to our > > "customers"? I > > see where we are providing nightly builds for the current 0.9.6 > > version, but > > I don't see 0.9.0 or 0.9.5 builds. If we provide the SVN > > Revisions, the > > previous versions can always be built if necessary. Maybe that's > > sufficient. We also have the maven repository. > > I had posted information about the 0.9.0 and 0.9.5 named "releases" > on the wiki (at > http://cwiki.apache.org/openjpa/downloads.html ), but > then I was informed that that might be a little to "official" > to make > available without a vote on the email@example.com > list, and then a subsequent approval vote on the > firstname.lastname@example.org list. I started to make a vote last > week, but there were some valid objections raised, and I've been too > bogged down with other things to make any progress on them. > > Also, do note that I am building and uploading a snapshot release to > http://people.apache.org/repo/m2-snapshot-repository/org/apache/ > openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating-SNAPSHOT/ every night from > my laptop, so any improvements you make should be available in > snapshot form (I wish this were done via a more official > process, but > I haven't been able to find any information about an Apache > infrastructure for this sort of thing). I do agree that we should > have a stable, non "SNAPSHOT" release that people can start > relying on. > > > > Once we get these incubation release steps repeatable, then a wiki > > page > > would probably be worthwhile. > > Definitely. This has been on my TODO list for a couple weeks > ... I'll > try to get something started today. I'm currently dealing with the > headache of getting a GPG signature for the release automated > as part > of the release process (which seems to be required, according to > http://email@example.com/ > msg00921.html ). > > > I currently don't seem to have update access > > to the cwiki, but that can be resolved. > > > > Anything else I am forgetting? > > > > Thanks, > > Kevin > >