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From Karl Pauls <>
Subject Re: Next release
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:50:22 GMT
On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 4:34 PM, ant elder <> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM, Karl Pauls <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 3:48 PM, ant elder <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Bram de Kruijff <>
>>>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM, ant elder <> wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 1:14 PM, Bram de Kruijff <>
>>>>>> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM, ant elder <>
>>>>>>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Karl Pauls <>
>>>>>>>> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:39 PM, Marcel Offermans
>>>>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> +1, I think providing such a script is a good way to
do it, it makes checking and building the individual components a lot easier whilst still
maintaining the flexibility of being able to release any subset of artifacts. I also agree
that we should correct the oversight of not shipping the pom.xml file as part of the source
distribution for future releases.
>>>>>>>> Yeah, again, that is just a configuration we have to set
so that it
>>>>>>>> not only generates the -sources.jar but also the -project.{zip,tar.gz}
>>>>>>>> just like we do at felix. Without that (and there I totally
agree with
>>>>>>>> ant and sebb on this one), it sucks rocks as you have to
massage the
>>>>>>>> stuff quite a bit to get it to work and don't even have the
>>>>>>>> etc. :-(.
>>>>>>>> I think having the -projects plus the two scripts are a good
way to go
>>>>>>>> (technically, its close to releasing the reactor pom - which
would be
>>>>>>>> even easier -  but this way, we don't have to tag the trunk).
>>>>>>> If having the reactor pom would be even easier then why not do
>>>>>> It's not that simple, cause the reactor does not know about versions.
>>>>>> You could just zip the entire subversion, but this is not how these
>>>>>> projects our structured as each module in principle has it's own
>>>>>> life-cycle. For the same reason that tagging the entire trunk does
>>>>>> make sense it would not make sense to release the infrastructural
>>>>>> True, ACE still uses a global version, but just look at Apache Felix
>>>>>> and Sling and you'll know what I mean. IMHO, and I'm not an Apache
>>>>>> person, the whole idea of having 1 release(version) is kind of
>>>>>> artificial and antiquated. I can see why you need something like
>>>>>> as a promotion criteria for incubator, but at the same time you need
>>>>>> to understand how these projects are structured and accept the fact
>>>>>> that there is not one version to rule them all.
>>>>>>> This isn't just about making it possible for reviewers to easily
>>>>>>> the release when voting its about having a source release that
you can
>>>>>>> actually use to do development on the code. If you don't release
>>>>>>> recator pom then for example how do you set up the source in
a IDE -
>>>>>>> you'd have to manually go into each artifact any type something
>>>>>>> mvn eclipse:eclipse, and even then that would give isolated eclipse
>>>>>>> projects so IDE refactoring wouldn't go across the projects and
>>>>>>> changes in one project wouldn't be picked up until after a maven
>>>>>>> was done and the projects refreshed, so really not a very practical
>>>>>>> approach.
>>>>>> I don't think this is a valid argument. This is how Maven releases
>>>>>> work and it provides great support for developer that work against
>>>>>> released artifact. I declare a dependency to ace-something version
>>>>>> x.y, my IDE dowloads the jar, the javadoc, the sources and I'm happy.
>>>>>> There is no good support for setting up a full ace development
>>>>>> environment from the Maven repository, because that's not how it
>>>>>> intended to work. You use SCM to checkout project sources that you
>>>>>> want to develop on, import them into your IDE and make all the magic
>>>>>> work. You can't blame ACE for the fact that standard tools don't
>>>>>> support a use-case that nobody actually needs... I think the principle
>>>>>> thing here is that, even if the subversion dies in a nuclear attack,
>>>>>> you could do it from these release artifacts.
>>>>> So i think what you're saying is that a full source release isn't
>>>>> needed because there is an SVN tag for the release which has
>>>>> everything you need if you want to do ACE development. Is that what
>>>>> you mean?
>>>> Not exactly what I was trying to say :)
>>>> There is (and should be) a full source release for all release
>>>> artifacts (for that particular version) based on the standard Maven
>>>> -sources and related artifacts in the release repository. Together
>>>> these contain all information needed to be able to setup development
>>>> in any IDE and yes it will require some manual labor or a shell script
>>>> or whatever.
>>>> But IMHO you cant attack that with a ease-of-use argument cause nobody
>>>> (outside this particular audit case) will ever do it like that in real
>>>> world development. If so there would be support for it already and if
>>>> Apache still thinks it should be supported by all means let's start a
>>>> mavenrepository2myIDE project. I personally think it's a bad idea
>>>> though, because you still will end up with a filesystem layout mapping
>>>> to different tags/version. Again, look at Apache Felix or Apache Sling
>>>> and try to imagine how a full source release for these types of
>>>> project would look like when mapped to SCM and then think of the
>>>> usefulness...
>>> Apache Sling does do exactly whats been asked for - go to
>>> and see the "Sling Source
>>> Package".
>> Not really. As we mentioned several times, sling follows a mixed
>> approach. Modules are released independently and sometimes a big bang
>> release with all bundles is created. For example, the "Sling Source
>> Package" in version 6 contains in
>> version 2.0.14 but the latest released version of that one is 2.0.18.
>> Didn't see a combined source release for that one ...
>> At sling, we follow what we do at felix with the exception that we
>> sometimes do a big bang release which contains everything.
> Right and that sounds totally fine. If theres a release of just sling
> scripting 2.0.18 then just its source is released -
> - and
> when the big bang releases are done you get all the source. The ACE
> 0.8.0 release was a big bang type release and from previous comments
> it sounds like those will happen for example 1.0.

Well, no. It looks like one but that is basically just because we did
need to get all the components out. As I mentioned earlier, we (and
that is true for sling as well as especially felix) batch up several
components in one vote if it makes sense but that doesn't mean we will
always release them together. Where do you want to draw the line? If
we release two components, three, 15? When do we have to provide a
combined source v.s. its fine to have individual sources? Unless your
point is really that it can be only one component per vote then. In
that case, I do you a release of a single component and that's it then
(or if required, we would need to have, like, 50 different votes -
which doesn't make sense to me).



>  ...ant

Karl Pauls

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