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From Simone Tripodi <simonetrip...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Source and binary distributions in Maven
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:33:21 GMT
I don't think we can speak about "standard" practices, but Maven
itself[1] publishes -src and -bin artifacts on the central repo.

+1 on NOT publishing them on central repo, but we should find an
automated way to deploy them on SvnPubSub along the signature and
checksums.

best,
-Simo

[1] http://repo1.maven.org/maven2/org/apache/maven/apache-maven/3.0.5/

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On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just noticed that for the recent releases the source and binary
> packages have been published in the Maven repository. I saw that with
> fileupload 1.3 and daemon >= 1.0.11.
>
> Is this a "standard" practice?
>
> I find this very interesting because the sources.jar usually shipped is
> great for browsing the code in our IDEs, but it can't really be used to
> recompile the project (it doesn't provide the source of the generated
> code for example). This is critical for downstream packagers like Debian
> that insists in building everything from the source. The buildable
> source distribution in Maven is likely to help them greatly.
>
> I would just note that we publish a src.zip and src.tar.gz artifact in
> the Maven repository. We should probably publish only one to avoid
> overloading the repository.
>
> Emmanuel Bourg
>

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