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From Reinhard Poetz <>
Subject Re: Automatic releases
Date Mon, 29 May 2006 08:15:25 GMT
Giacomo Pati wrote:
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> On Wed, 24 May 2006, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 18:46:29 +0200
>> From: Reinhard Poetz <>
>> Reply-To:
>> To:
>> Subject: Automatic releases
>> 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.
>> What I'm thinking of is using Continiuum to automatically release our 
>> artifacts once every one or two weeks. Any chance to get this done or 
>> in other words, does M2 support this?
> The release plugin is probably what you are looking for. It 
> automatically updates the pom.xml to a releasable version string (no 
> SNAPSHOT suffix), produces a tagged version in SVN and sets the version 
> string of the pom to the next dvelopment version (scm connection must be 
> setup correctly in the pom). The 'problem' I've faced so far is that the 
> plugin won't make a release if your pom depends on SNAPSHOT versions 
> (which obviously is a good ting).
> Why do I call it a 'problem'? I've alreday migrated some 2..1x apps to 
> 2.2 but I cannot release them as they depend on cocoon SNAPSHOT releases 
> ;-)

yes, that's exactly the point. We need to find a solution to make it possible to 
use (and rely on) the latest Cocoon modules. We also need this if we (hopefully) 
enter into a more frequent release cycle (e.g. every two months) because 
sometimes I would "risk" it to use a newer version than an officially released one.

Reinhard Pötz           Independent Consultant, Trainer & (IT)-Coach 

{Software Engineering, Open Source, Web Applications, Apache Cocoon}


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