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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

Tasks

Description

Comment

Responsible
Person

Done

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.

Announcement:

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:http://opennlp.apache.org/cgi-bin/download.cgi

The OpenNLP library is distributed by Maven Central as well. See the Maven
Dependency page for more details:http://opennlp.apache.org/maven-dependency.html

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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