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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: [pool] Release process
Date Sat, 23 May 2009 19:57:12 GMT
On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
> 1) Release process.  I am NOT planning on using the maven release plugin.  I
> will get working assemblies to create tarballs, make tags, named RC1, 2 (NOT
> "mutable" release tags) and push the tarballs and jar artifacts manually to
> the mirror/repo locations.  For the RCs, I will keep RC* names in the
> artifact and jar names. Once an RC passes inspection, I will tag and roll a
> "final" RC with RC tag name, but final release-named artifacts and kick off
> a release VOTE.  If the VOTE passes, I will deploy the voted-on artifacts
> and copy the tag.    Pls scream now if this is not acceptable.  I prefer
> this method because I know exactly what is going on at each stage and it
> keeps tags and RCs immutable.

At work, we don't use release:perform at all.  We use release:prepare,
though, since that's what creates the tags, etc.  Just a thought.

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