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From Simone Tripodi <>
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



On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <> 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 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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