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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Commons Daemon 1.0.15
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:48:34 GMT
On 3 April 2013 06:56, Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org> wrote:

> On 04/03/2013 02:21 AM, sebb wrote:
>
>> On 2 April 2013 16:25, Mladen Turk <mturk@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>  On 04/02/2013 05:06 PM, Jörg Schaible wrote:
>>>
>>>  Mladen Turk wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  And BTW, build number can use multiple sources and its primary usage
>>>>> is with continuous integration. Our release version is build number in
>>>>> this case.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> We configured the build to take it from the current svn number to
>>>> reflect
>>>> the unique state of the repository. An entry like
>>>>
>>>> =========== %< =============
>>>> Implementation-Build: UNKNOWN_BRANCH@r??????; 2013-03-28 13:53:43+0100
>>>> =========== %< =============
>>>>
>>>> will give the immediate impression, that something did go wrong with the
>>>> build. I'd rather drop the entry completely.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  I mean ASF is all about releasing sources. That's our primary product.
>>>
>>>
>> So building from the tag should be equivalent to building from the source
>> archive.
>>
>>
> Not necessary. Source distribution might have some pre-generated code.
> Many projects work like that and some even require manual handcraft from
> release manager.
>
>
It should still be possible to start from a workspace checkout of the tag,
rather than an unpack of the source archive.
The two should be identical except for the SVN files (and perhaps FOAF etc
that only belong in SVN).

Third parties need to be able to build from the tag if they wish.


>
>>> Perhaps we can just disable build-number plugin and have it enabled
>>> for some continuous build profile. Or at least have some 'non-error' like
>>> message in case the product is not build from SVN checkout.
>>>
>>>
>> What error message?
>> The build is not halted if the code is built from source.
>>
>>
> Yes but it produces a trash (or error) like content in manifest
> unless build from svn checkout.
>
>
>
> Regards
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