log4cxx 0.10.0 RC6 is now available for review for release on the
unofficial builds area. This release candidate is strictly provided
for consideration for release, may be withdrawn and will be removed
from the publication location at the conclusion of the voting period.
RC6 is currently available at:
log4cxx 0.10.0 RC1, RC3, RC4 and RC5 were withdrawn before publication.
I believe that the release candidate is viable for release with two
condition, the publication of a corresponding 1.0b5 of cpptasks and
the conclusion of a vote by April 2. Rev 158 of cpptasks was used in
the preparation of the release candidate and the generated project
files should not change. I'm a project admin of cpptasks and intend
to have that release out tomorrow.
The change log has a prospective release date of 2008-04-02, if
procedural issues make that date unobtainable then a rebuild to change
the date will be necessary.
The download links in the staged and embedded web content point to the
anticipated location after the release is completed. The mirrors link
will bring up a list of mirrors, but they won't have the file yet.
The mirrors page will not be displayed with Safari due to an known
issue with Safari.
Unzipping the .tar.gz may result in a warning message that a lone zero
block. That is a known issue with Maven (and previously with Ant) and
does not affect the usability of the archive.
The release candidate was prepared using the following software
(listed in order of impact on contents of the release):
cpptasks rev 158 installed as 1.0b5.
Apache Maven 2.0.8
APR 1.2.11 source unzipped as a sibling to the log4cxx directory.
APR-Util 1.2.10 source unzipped as a sibling.
Ubuntu 6.06.1-desktop-i386 (using VM from http://isv-image.ubuntu.com/vmware/)
Sun Java 1.6.0-b105
Attempting to build the release image from a non-Unix platform should
produce flawed Xcode projects. However, any Unix derived OS would be
expected to product relatively close approximations of the release
candidate. The following steps can be used to prepare local builds of
the release candidate for comparison:
The contents of the src directory should be identical to the src
directory of the SVN tag. The contents of the root directory should
be identical to the SVN tag except that it does not contain doap-
log4cxx.rdf which provides the description of the log4cxx project for http://projects.apache.org and will contain "configure" and associated files generated by
The site directory is generated by Maven and the projects directory is
generated by cpptasks the raw output of both which are tweaked by the
Ant script during assembly preparation.
mvn rat:check can be used from the root directory to generate a report
on the presence of Apache License Headers, NOTICE and LICENSE files.
The report will be produced in target/rat.txt. The only source files
without License Headers are in src/test/resources/witness which are
comparison log files used during the unit tests and "configure" and
related files which are either MIT licensed or GPL licensed with a
special exemption for programs that contain a configuration script
generated by Autoconf.
The release candidate has no internal markings that it is not an
official release. If accepted, the archive files will simply be
renamed and placed in the main distribution directory for
synchronization to the mirrors and a digital signature will be prepared.
Release will require at least 3 +1 votes from Logging Service PMC
members. However, votes from other parties and any feedback or
experiences with the release candidate are greatly desired. Given the
current makeup of the project, I would expect the PMC members would
verify the procedural and legal issues themselves (which is their
major responsibility on a release review) but would rely on community
feedback the content of the release. It would be helpful if you would
report any observations, particularly successes or failures building
from the release candidate (compiler vendor and version, platform,
etc) along with your +1, 0 or -1. PMC members should identify their
votes as binding. I'd expect that PMC members would hold their votes
until there is some feedback from the user community. This will be a
combined PMC and log4cxx-dev vote, a separate PMC vote will not be
Unless the candidate is withdrawn, voting should be open until 18:00
GMT 2008-04-02. All discussion should occur on log4cxx-dev@logg... .
For background on Apache voting, release procedures, etc: