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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] release instructions warning
Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:36:40 GMT
Some follow-up: the .ASC hashes can (should) be deleted before the vote
starts.

As to the (non-Maven) tarballs: another approach would be to create them in
Nexus as per usual, but move them (copy/delete) to the svnpubsub staging
area [1] before the vote starts.

It would make the reviewers job slighly harder - one extra URL to download
and check - but there would then be no need to adjust either staging area
after the vote.
So any mistakes would have fewer consequences.

It would hopefully be possible to automate at least some of that process.

[1] https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/commons/



On 23 April 2013 14:03, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 8:39 AM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On 23 April 2013 02:19, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > To release Codec 1.8, I just tried following
> >> > https://commons.apache.org/releases/prepare.html
> >> >
> >> > In particular:
> >> >
> >> > "Before you close<
> >> > http://www.apache.org/dev/publishing-maven-artifacts.html#close-stage
> >> >the
> >> > staging repository you must remove the tarballs/zips together with
> >> > their PGP signatures and checksums using the Nexus web interface.
> While
> >> you
> >> > are at it you can also remove the checksums Nexus created for the PGP
> >> > signatures of the remaining artifacts, they are not needed at all."
> >> >
> >> >
> >> [BTW, this does not have to be done before closing; it can be done
> before
> >> publishing. Not sure why Nexus allows deletion from a closed repo, but
> it
> >> does]
> >>
> >> If a mistake is made, just delete and recreate the staging repo.It's not
> >> that difficult.
> >>
> >
> > OK, will do.
> >
>
> Here:
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachecommons-129/
>
> Gary
>
>
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Nexus / Maven is not ideal in that it creates hashes for .ASC files, but
> >> having a staging repo is a huge benefit compared with the pre-Nexus
> >> situation.
> >> If you look around Maven Central, you will see a lot of mistaken
> releases
> >> (e.g. snapshots in the release area). Once released to Maven, it cannot
> be
> >> unreleased.
> >>
> >> I don't want to go back to that time.
> >>
> >> So I dutifully deleted .md5 and sha1 files and guess what? I messed it
> up
> >> > by deleting all MD5 and SHA1 files instead of just this one and that
> one
> >> > out of the 61 files that are presented in the UI. Frak! So beware, our
> >> > release process sucks rocks and does not do it well, as it has for
> >> years.
> >> >
> >>
> >> It still takes a bit of care, but I think it's a lot better / safer than
> >> it
> >> used to be.
> >>
> >> Note: it's possible to prevent the non-Maven artifacts from being
> uploaded
> >> to Nexus.
> >> It would then be possible to just leave the useless hashes in place
> >> However, this means additional work has to be done to create the
> >> tarballs/zips and their sigs/hashes.
> >>
> >> We just need a Maven expert to help fix up the process now that
> svnpubsub
> >> is in use.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> > :(
> >> >
> >> > Gary
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > E-Mail: garydgregory@gmail.com | ggregory@apache.org
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> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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> > JUnit in Action, Second Edition <http://www.manning.com/tahchiev/>
> > Spring Batch in Action <http://www.manning.com/templier/>
> >
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> >
>
>
>
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> Java Persistence with Hibernate, Second Edition<
> http://www.manning.com/bauer3/>
> JUnit in Action, Second Edition <http://www.manning.com/tahchiev/>
> Spring Batch in Action <http://www.manning.com/templier/>
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> Home: http://garygregory.com/
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