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From Jörg Schaible <joerg.schai...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [ALL] Commons Parent pom - any more changes needed?
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:06:59 GMT
sebb wrote:

> On 8 January 2012 16:43, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de> wrote:
>> sebb wrote:

[snip]

>> The main point for the profile was to suppress the failures of the
>> buildnumber plugin automatically when building from the source tarball.
> 
> With RC4, that can be achieved by defining buildNumber.skip=true.

Fine.
 
>> Actually the usage of the plugin means, that the release is not really
>> repeatable (missing entries in the manifest)
> 
> If you follow that logic to its conclusion, the buildNumber plugin is
> effectively unusable.
> 
>> unless checked out directly from the tag ... :-/
> 
> Which is what should *always* be done.
> Releases should always be built from a clean checkout.
> If not, they are not guaranteed repeatable, regardless of the use of
> the buildNumber plugin.
> There has recently been at least one Commons RC which was not built
> from a clean checkout, and that caused the tag to differ from the
> archives.
> 
> The point of the manifest entry is to show what tag and revision was
> used to build the release.
> If the information happens to be missing, we are no worse off than
> before, but if it is present, it can be potentially useful.

Makes sense after all.

Cheers,
Jörg


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