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From Simone Tripodi <simonetrip...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [ALL] Proposed tarball staging process
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:59:22 GMT
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On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 8:53 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> The current tarball (*) staging process uses Nexus, which works well
> for Maven jars and is OK as a means of staging tarballs for voting.
>
> However: once the vote succeeds, the tarballs need to be extracted and
> pushed to the dist/release repo.
> This is tricky and error-prone; it's possible to delete a file that's needed.
> One way round this is to drop the tarballs from Nexus before the vote
> and upload to create a separate staging area.
> But that's tedious as well, and the tarballs have to be picked out of
> the local repo and uploaded somewhere else.
>
> ----
>
> After various experiments, I think the tarballs must be staged
> separately from the jars.
> This would avoid any need to update the Nexus staging area.
>
> The idea is to adjust the deploy phase so it creates the tarballs,
> sigs and hashes in their own directory - which is not uploaded to
> Nexus.
> A new plugin would be used to upload the directory to the dist/dev
> staging area, for example to
>
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/commons/commons-net-3.3-RC1[/binaries|/source]
>
> The RC voting would then take place as usual (with one extra URL for
> the tarballs).
>
> If the RC succeeds, Nexus can be promoted as usual, and the new plugin
> used to move the dist/dev files to dist/release.
>
> I think this would be a useful simplification of the process, and
> should eliminate all the tedious manual copying etc.
>
> Does this seem reasonable?
>
> ==
>
> The new plugins that are required are just about ready; once they have
> been released we could make a start on updating the parent POM.
>
> (*) source and binary packages distributed via the ASF mirror system.
>
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