We're currently running two processes, both of which it would be great if everyone would participate in -- and in fact it's really important that everyone does these two things:
- Vote in the PPMC thread:
Doing the above means more than putting a +1, it means downloading the sources, building them, looking at keys, etc, as described above.
- Fill out the Community Acceptance survey, which is focused on the functionality (versus the sources, which is what the PPMC thread is about), which takes about 5 minutes:
The Community Acceptance Survey runs until Sunday the 22nd of July. Issues found in the meantime will hopefully not be critical and not require a new voting candidate, but we'll need to see how things go and nothing can be guaranteed here of course -- i.e., someone could find a blocker of some kind during the community acceptance survey process.
Hopefully, nothing going wrong and everything going well, we'll then be at a point to start the IPMC vote thread on the 23rd and, if everything goes well, release Apache NetBeans (incubating) 9.0 at the beginning of August.
After that we'll work on the 2nd donation, relicensing it, moving it into master etc.