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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Release process WAS [VOTE] Release Apache Commons Codec 1.5-RC1
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2011 02:07:34 GMT
I'm seeing a lot of complaining on these threads but no actual proposal. If the proposal is
to move away from Maven/Nexus for a release for all of commons I'll vote -1.  OTOH, If some
release managers want to do the release some other way I'm not going to force them to use


On Mar 30, 2011, at 6:57 PM, sebb wrote:

> On 31 March 2011 01:38, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>> On 3/30/11 4:22 PM, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>>>> I disagree with this.  The most important artifacts are the
>>>> zips/tars that go to dist/.  These *are* the ASF release.  Nexus
>>>> makes it *harder* IMO to maintain provenance of these artifacts.
>>> These artifacts are present in Nexus. Pulling them to a temporary
>>> directory is quite easy with wget.
>> 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.
> Huh?
> If we create a script to move the files directly from Nexus staging to
> dist/, surely there's no chance that the cp+rm will somehow mangle the
> files?
>> 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.
> Which is much what happens with Nexus now, apart from the dist/ move
> phase which is not yet automated.
>>>  At which point I can see no
>>> difference between your proposed solution and this one. And there's
>>> nothing to do for all the other files that live in Nexus (and must
>>> live, because Maven is just too important, whether we like it or not).
>> 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
>>>> I also don't see why we *must* rely on proprietary software to
>>>> manage replication.
>>> I'm mostly with you on that. I strongly opposed choosing Nexus in
>>> favour of Archiva for that very reason. But we have Nexus now and I
>>> wouldn't want to have Commons a swimmer against the rest of the Apache
>>> tide.
>> Based on Mark's response, I don't think we are the only ones :)
>> Phil
>>> Jochen
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