In today’s dev forum, @maany described several concrete steps we could take to improve our release process. Several of these were documentation improvements and automation of unnecessarily manual steps.
I thought we could, in part, honor all the great effort @maany has provided in getting us to a Platform 2.0 Release by gathering a handful of people to do a half-day “Improv-a-thon” where we hacked on actually implementing some of his suggestions. I imagine it would be a combination of editing/improving wiki pages and doing some scripting to incorporate into Maven or CI to automate some of the more annoying release process steps. I’d like to do this while the release process experience is still fresh on Mayank’s mind. FYI - this may need to happen on a weekend to work around @maany’s schedule (if you haven’t congratulated him yet, he’s starting an internship at CERN soon).
I will definitely be joining. Is there anyone else in the community that would be interested in helping? If we can identify 5+ people, we can use a doodle poll to pick a time that works for everyone.