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From Joerg Heinicke <>
Subject Re: Automatic releases
Date Wed, 24 May 2006 20:19:56 GMT
On 24.05.2006 22:06, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>>> Is there any possibility to provide automatic *unofficial* releases of
>>> our artifacts? I'm asking because for me (and I think for others too)
>>> it's an important requirement that only non-SNAPSHOT artifacts are used
>>> in my POMs. That's the only way to guarantee that a POM working today
>>> will still work tommorrow or in two years.
>> I fully agree with your argument about producing reproducible artifacts.
>> However I'm not sure what to think when you say 'unofficial release'. A
>> release is a release, whether we send a note to announce@a.o or not.
> The only difference to a snapshot releases is that we publish 
> identifiable artifacts like cocoon-forms-r412334.jar instead of 
> cocoon-forms-SNAPSHOT.jar.
> Compare it with a nightly build and producing nightly builds has been 
> done for ages.

If the only difference to snapshot releases is the name of the jar, I 
don't understand what's actually so difficult. Isn't it possible to grep 
the svn revision from the "svn up" log?


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