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From sebb <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r788761 - /commons/proper/email/tags/EMAIL_1_2/
Date Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:13:10 GMT
On 28/06/2009, Jochen Wiedmann <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 5:24 AM, Henri Yandell<> wrote:
>  > The most important part to consider is 'What can go wrong?'.
> Ok, here's my reply to your question. Assuming that I am forced to
>  follow the procedure as outlined by you. That means that I am forced
>  not to use the maven-release-plugin.

Are you sure that is the case?

The Commons release wiki page implies that one can provide the RC number as in


>  Consequently, I am forced to do a
>  lot of manual steps, which would otherwise be completely automated.
>  The likelyhood that something goes wrong would be dramatically
>  increased, including production of invalid or corrupt artifacts at any
>  stage in the process. I had my share of that and I don't want it any
>  longer.
>  And don't tell me anything about legal requirements. That was
>  carefully discussed on legal@ in the thread on "Maven Releases" in
>  April. The issues have been a lack of source distributions (which we
>  at commons don't have, because we do and always did create source
>  distributions), but the question of mutability or immutability of tags
>  was no issue at all.
>  Jochen
>  --
>  Don't trust a government that doesn't trust you.
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