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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Why is releasing such a pain and what can we do to make it easier?
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:10:14 GMT
Luckily, Ralph handles release manager duties, for which I am
grateful. So I cannot speak to the ease or difficulty of the process
there.

Gary

On Oct 8, 2013, at 14:08, Benedikt Ritter <beneritter@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Gary,
>
> you are involved in other projects (like log4j2) how do they do it? Is it easier to release
log4j2 than it is to release for example [lang]?
>
> Benedikt
>
> Send from my mobile device
>
>> Am 08.10.2013 um 19:52 schrieb Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com>:
>>
>> IMO the problems are dealing with Nexus, a web site, and a 'dist'
>> directory; that THREE things to get just right, none are 100% automated.
>> With Nexus you have to do some manual steps. If you look at all the
>> instructions for any commons component, it is long, a combo of manual and
>> Maven+Nexus magic and error prone. It is not fun and a barrier.
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Benedikt Ritter <britter@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> one of the points that seem to always come up once in a while is the
>>> process of releasing components. I've never done it myself so I'm asking
>>> people who have done it:
>>>
>>> What are the problems and how can we make releasing easier?
>>> Is the complexity of the parent pom a problem? (Do we really need all the
>>> stuff that is declared there?)
>>> Is there a way to automate all the stuff that needs to be done in a
>>> portable way?
>>> Would it be possible to automate release for example on a Jenkins instance?
>>>
>>> Benedikt
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
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