Add discussion regarding milestone builds and service releases
Submitted by Wayne Beaton
Link to original bug (#519320)
The handbook lacks discussion nightly/integration/milestone builds. While these notions are discussed in the EDP, we have an opportunity to more fully define the different sorts of builds in more specific detail in the handbook, and guidance in terms of their intended audiences and distribution. At very least, we should provide pointers into the EDP. While we're at it, we should include service releases in that discussion. This all probably fits in the "Releases" section.
We should probably also add glossary entries, e.g.
- Build (with discussion of different sorts of builds)
- Milestone Build
- Integration Build
- Nightly Build
- Service Release
- Release Review
Some background discussion from the incubation mailing list:
-- According to the Eclipse handbook, we are supposed to follow the review process. Because we are not ready for entering the release process (from my point of view we don't have enough documentation as required in the handbook) I wanted to know if there is a possibility to provide kind of a snapshot distribution for testing purpose without entering the release process?
Response (thanks, Ed Merks):