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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Release process WAS [VOTE] Release Apache Commons Codec 1.5-RC1
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:49:48 GMT
On 31 March 2011 12:08, Jochen Wiedmann <> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:38 AM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>> And then you need to check the hashes and sigs again since you are
>> now working with downloaded copies of the files that we voted on.
>> Seems much easier and more correct to me to just scp the files to
>> p.a.o., let people vote on them and *move* exactly those files to
>> /dist.
> You don't get the point of Nexus and the maven-release-plugin, Phil.
> The point is that these files (hashes and sigs) are already created,
> ready to use and, indeed, will be simply moved to /dist, just as you
> are suggesting.

Does the release plugin move the files from the staging directory to /dist then?

Or does it move the RM's copies of the files to /dist?

>> Sorry, I don't buy that.  The tars and zips need to "live" in
>> /dist.  The maven artifacts need to make their way to the maven
>> mirrors.  Having a "staging" repo where we can inspect the maven
>> bits before they get pushed out is great (though I think our homes
>> on p.a.o are fine for this).  Why can't we just push files directly
>> there using scp or Ant tasks and then "promote" them to the rsynch
>> repo using a little script including commands like those in step 3
>> of
> As I said: Your "little script" would simply be duplicating the
> maven-release-plugin. Which is in no way "little".

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