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From Jochen Wiedmann <>
Subject Re: Release process WAS [VOTE] Release Apache Commons Codec 1.5-RC1
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 08:32:41 GMT
On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Henri Yandell <> wrote:

> Very late, but I've been a tad busy in the new-parent department.

You didn't publish a POM yet, did you? ;-)

> What I do care about is releasing often. Which is farcical given how
> few times I've released. I want to release every month. Every week if
> possible. With minimal effort as I don't have the time to waste
> building releases for code that is fine enough.

I wouldn't want to do that without Maven and the release-plugin
anymore. At work, we've got a project where we do exactly that. And a
release includes publication to Nexus, a web site and a lot of other
stuff, everything with relatively generic pom's. Compared to the
almost unmaintainable Ant scripts with their thousands of lines that
we used in the past, it is a lot better.

In the special case of Apache, there are unfortunately some minor
glitches. One is caused by the fact that we europeans are redirected
to the european SVN mirror, rather than the original in the US. There
is a workaround and I tend to forget it all the time. (I also do
Apache releases rarely.) Another problem is the use of https URL's,
although that should be handled in the parent POM nowadays, for both
Maven 2 and 3.

> [Side note; this is insane:
> - I vomit
> every time it's implied I should put passwords in the Maven settings
> file]

Totally agreed!


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