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From Tim O'Brien <>
Subject Re: Getting math into Maven repositories
Date Thu, 22 May 2003 06:33:56 GMT
I'm going to suggest that we don't involve ourselves with putting a
sandbox component into the Maven repositories ( at this time,
for a few reasons.

A component from the commons sandbox by definition cannot be
"released".  Inidividuals may choose to use certain components from the
sandbox, but a sandbox component is not an official Apache release.  If
commons-math is promoted and then completes the release process, then
we're in a different situation.  The whole concept of Apache revolves
around the community process and a promise to release quality software -
we're very early in the game.

The second reason, is that it should be very clear to people that you
should add a dependency to a Sandbox component.  This has happened
before, Scarab and Turbine both relied on commons-codec while it was in
the sandbox - the promotion and release process is difficult enough
without having to worry about backwards compatibility for a component
which has not yet been released.  Commons Math is already available in
the nightly commons builds, but PLEASE don't added commons-math into
Gump or ibiblio until the project makes it through promotion.

Interfaces will be changed rapidly, promotion is not a "sure thing".



On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 11:10, Mark R. Diggory wrote:
> It would good to work out the details on getting distributions and 
> nightly build jars onto Maven.
> -Mark
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