Here we are, at (near) the end of RC4 already!
EPP packages will be complete in a day or two.
Everyone, and especially anyone who
pushed changes late in the day, should confirm the staging repo contains
what you expect it to.
For those of you with "missing
legal files" ... it is between you and the EMO if they will grant
an exception for the release.
I know of only one project that as requested
it (bug 401273).
As for other things, such as unsigned
jars, technically you should work with your PMC and planning representative
to ask for exceptions,
but suspect if you have not done so
by now, it's simply a matter that you don't care. But, if you do, the reference
http://wiki.eclipse.org/SimRel/Simultaneous_Release_Requirements#Planning_Council_Exception_Process Beyond that, I'll leave it up to the
rest of the Planning Council to raise objections if they think any violations
are so egregious it deserves discussing whether or not to included in the
Remember that as we enter "quiet
week" we do NOT promote the builds to their usual place, since
to do so is basically making the release available early.
The purpose of "quiet week"
is partially to allow adopters to do final acceptance testing, but to also
serve as a buffer in case a build is required -- but, rebuilds are very
risky, and rare, so has to be an especially bad bug (such as one which
prevents install or update from working, or perhaps where one project prevents
another project from working).
Otherwise, the extra time is for projects
to prepare "hot fix" feature patches to be available from their
own project repositories.