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From Jörg Schaible <joerg.schai...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: [PMC] Alpha Binaries Release Policy (was Re: [collections] beta release - howto)
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:13:49 GMT
Phil Steitz wrote:

> On 4/30/13 10:29 AM, sebb wrote:
>> On 30 April 2013 18:25, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 4/30/13 10:19 AM, sebb wrote:
>>>> On 30 April 2013 17:52, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 4/30/13 9:28 AM, sebb wrote:
>>>>>> On 30 April 2013 16:59, Honton, Charles <Charles_Honton@intuit.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Is there any policy concern with publishing the binaries of alpha
>>>>>>> releases, after vote, to a Apache snapshot repository which is
not
>>>>>>> replicated to Maven Central?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> Not sure that question makes sense as posed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> If a build is voted on, it is a release, and is not a snapshot.
>>>>>> AFAIK snapshots are never voted on so cannot become releases.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Snapshots can be uploaded to a snaphot repo without needing a vote.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Snapshots can (*) only be uploaded to snapshot repos; they cannot
be
>>>>>> uploaded to release repos.
>>>>>> AFAIK the reverse is also true, releases are never uploaded to
>>>>>> snapshot repos.
>>>>> IIRC, what we did with the [lang] 3.0 betas was not push the beta
>>>>> releases to maven central, but we *did* update the snapshot repos.
>>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure it's possible to upload a non-SNAPSHOT bundle to the
>>> snapshots
>>>> repo via Nexus, but I could be wrong.
>>> It was labelled 3.0-SNAPSHOT, IIRC.
>>>
>>>
>> But surely that's not an Alpha or a Beta release?
> 
> The actual release is what is on the ASF mirrors.  Pointing people
> at the SNAPSHOT for maven-assisted testing was a workaround.  Seems
> a reasonable workaround to me.  The problem with the public maven
> repos is you can never delete anything from them and we don't want
> the betas to be long-lived in the wild.

+1

- Jörg


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