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From Gilles Sadowski <gil...@harfang.homelinux.org>
Subject Re: [Math] download development snapshot
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:56:25 GMT
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 09:31:24AM +0100, sebb wrote:
> For components that use Nexus, it's trivial to use mvn deploy on a
> SNAPSHOT release.
> 
> This can be useful for developers to check that a patch solves their problem.
> 
> However, snapshots should not be advertised to the general user
> public, so should never be referenced from download pages, nor on the
> user list.
> 
> But AFAIK it would be OK to mention the snapshot on the JIRA issue.
> 
> There are also some projects that use the CI servers to upload
> snapshots. Not sure how that is done.

It would be nice to have a "latest" snapshot together with all snapshots
that are supposed to solve a given issue. "latest" would be overwritten by
the last issue snapshot.
E.g. assuming that issue (MATH-799) is resolved, the following snapshots
would be available:

  math-commons.MATH-774.jar
  math-commons.latest.jar -> math-commons.MATH-774.jar

Then, later, when issue MATH-768 is resolved:

  math-commons.MATH-774.jar
  math-commons.MATH-768.jar
  math-commons.latest.jar -> math-commons.MATH-768.jar

[Such a history might be useful to help users spot which change might have
resulted in breaking something.]


Best regards,
Gilles

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