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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [Math] Request for future releases: kill Cobertura
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:01:55 GMT
On 12/19/12 6:19 PM, Gilles Sadowski wrote:
> Hello.
> The situation with "Cobertura" is fairly annoying, perhaps particularly so
> for Commons Math because of the size of the code base (and thus the fairly
> large number of unit tests).
> As it just happened, a few minor problems have now delayed the release by
> several days because I have to wait about 4 hours for the site generation
> to complete (on a _fast_ machine).
> Hence the request to remove Cobertura from the "site" target, or at least
> from the "site:stage-deploy" step, so that a new vote can take place as soon
> as a problem is fixed.
> [I would even argue that it is not that useful to include Cobertura in the
> release process because the amount of code coverage is not acted upon (i.e.
> low coverage would not block a release IIUC).]
> Do you agree?

> If so, can we change that for Commons Math only, or should this be done at
> the "parent" level? Is is just a matter of adding 
>   <cobertura.skip>true</cobertura.skip>
> in a new profile?

This is an argument that we have from time to time.  IMO the parent
should contain a minimal set of plugins and component POMs should
explicitly include the ones they want.  I would be +1 for dropping
Coberta from the parent pom.

> Regards,
> Gilles
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