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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Excalibur-* Directories on the dist site
Date Fri, 06 Jun 2003 16:31:09 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Berin Loritsch wrote:
> 
>> Recently one of Leos added a bunch of Excalibur-** directories on the
>> dist site.
> 
> 
> that'd be me!
> 
>> It appears that they are used in conjunction with an
>> automatic download type of functionality.
> 
> 
> yep, among other things. I outlined all of that in the "[PROPOSAL] 
> follow apache mirror layout convention" thread. That was a long e-mail; 
> I can repost if you want.

I can look it up on MARC.

> 
> ----
> 
>> Is this one of the steps to have Merlin integration?
> 
> 
> Uhm, the new structure among other things has
> 
> /dist/avalon/${groupId}/jars/${artifactId}-${version}.jar
> 
> which means www.apache.org/dist/avalon/ is now usable as a maven "remote 
> repository". I've been writing a forrest plugin for maven, and so far it 
> seems to be working rather well. IIUC, RuperTask and Centipede can work 
> with the same layout. This is nice because merlin (which builds using 
> maven) can use our own repository.
> 
> That's not the only goal: In addition, we're now following the layout 
> conventions as decided on by the infrastructure team and agreed upon on 
> the repository list.

Ok.

> 
> ----
> 
>> If so, could
>> you explain a little on how to set those up for all the new libraries?
> 
> 
> basically, you will want to symlink to the latest files replacing the 
> version with 'latest', to provide for easy access to the latest version 
> (like 
> http://www.apache.org/dist/avalon/framework/Avalon-latest-bin.zip). And 
> you want to follow the maven convention of 
> ${groupId}/jars/${artifactId}-${version}.jar. This might deserve to go 
> on the wiki:
> 

Sure, put it on the WIKI.  I have some to build up, so I want to get it
done ASAP.


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