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This pages plans and list the task which must be done to make the 1.7.0 release.

Release plan

We should list here items which should go into this release, since we didn't really plan for this release, there is nothing to say here.

Release tasks






Elect a release manager



Create a jira issue for the release



Asks on dev list to pick up tasks here



Update the README file



Create the test plan



Prepare jira for the release



Update the jira version in the pom file



Ensure you can build with Java 7



Do a trial build with -Papache-release



Create release candidate 1 and announce



Successful release vote on the opennlp-dev list to release



Write release announcement



Ask for release announcement review



Close the succesfull release vote



Add the distribution to the web site



Update version on maven dependency page



Upload the documentation



Promote the maven staging repo



Add release news item to web site



Send announcement mail



Update Jira version info



Close release jira issue



Release announcement mail (TODO)

Please write the release announcement here, so it can be reviewed
by the team.


The Apache OpenNLP team is pleased to announce the release of version 1.7.0 of Apache OpenNLP.

The Apache OpenNLP library is a machine learning based toolkit for the processing of natural language text.
It supports the most common NLP tasks, such as tokenization, sentence segmentation, part-of-speech tagging,
named entity extraction, chunking, parsing, and coreference resolution.

The OpenNLP 1.7.0 binary and source distributions are available for download
from our download page:

The OpenNLP library is distributed by Maven Central as well. See the Maven
Dependency page for more details:

This release introduces many new features, improvements and bug fixes. The API
has been improved for a better consistency and 1.6 deprecated methods were
removed. Now Java 1.8 is required.

Additionally the release contains the following noteworthy changes:

  •  TODO

A detailed list of the issues related to this release can be found in the release notes.

For a complete list of fixed bugs and improvements please see the RELEASE_NOTES
file included in the distribution.

--The Apache OpenNLP Team

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