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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [nexus] Releasing with nexus (was: Fwd: [VOTE] Release Commons Compress based on RC2)
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:56:00 GMT
On 18 August 2010 16:24, Christian Grobmeier <> wrote:
>>> Noone ever proposed using something different.
>> Huh?
>> Christian wrote:
>>>>> Compress 1.0 has everything:
>>>>> I like it, to be honest. Everything I need on one place.
>> which I take to mean that he would like to be able to download src and
>> bin from there.
> Well, I didn't want it as a replacement for a download-server. But I
> like javadocs and sources there.

The javadoc and source JARs are expected to be in the Maven repo.
I'm not saying we should delete those.

However the bin and src zip and tar.gz archives are not supposed to be
in the Maven repo.
These at least triple the storage space required. For releases that
include bz2 archives as well it will be 4 times.

> I just thought, it would not hurt -
> if I need to download something manually, I will usually go to the
> download-page of the project. But hey, if there are infra-limitations
> - ok.
> But i still think that the risk is low (without being in infra team)
> and the risk is higher to delete out something. This is why each
> project looks somehow different.
>>> Admitted, the technical possibility to download from the Maven mirrors
>>> exists. But that's not different from the technical possibility to use
>>> directly and circumventing the mirrors.
>> Of course, but I still think it's a bad idea to upload files to the
>> Maven repos that are not supposed to be there.
>> [Yes, I know there are .asc.md5 files sometimes, but these are very
>> small, and no-one is likely to need them]
> I cannot speak for infra - you know more. If following your path I would:
> - wget the stuff to people

Only the -bin and -src files.

> - check the hashes
> - copy stuff to dist
> - remove commons-compress-1.1-bin.* and commons-compress-1.1-src.* from nexus
> - hit nexus release button
> Then the following artifacts are released:
> commons-compress-1.1-sources.jar*
> commons-compress-1.1-javadoc.jar*
> commons-compress-1.1.jar*
> commons-compress-1.1.pom*
> Is that correct? I have no problems with doing it like this but would
> like to find some consens on the commons project.

Yes, that looks fine to me.

> Christian
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