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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Creating Project for Release Process Testing...
Date Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:46:56 GMT
I need to have Matt start writing my emails. What he said! ;)  I'm too
impatient to be so eloquent.

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Matt Benson <> wrote:
> Emmanuel,
>   IMO this goes beyond the SCM question.  Commons releases are painful
> (you've just been through the process; do you disagree?) and I submit that
> this fact is the reason it takes so long for any of us to muster up the
> courage to commit himself to diving into that process with no real idea
> when he'll emerge.  Such a project would allow us to generalize and work
> out the various "parts" that might be relevant to any Commons project and
> could then serve as a cookbook to show how to address various situations.
> Matt
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Emmanuel Bourg <> wrote:
>> Le 10/10/2013 17:24, James Carman a écrit :
>> > Why don't we create a real project that we can cut real releases on to
>> > test our release procedures?  Perhaps we can set it up so that it
>> > doesn't sync with central and just gets staged locally.  This way, we
>> > can test out changes to the release process and see how they work.
>> > Also, a new release manager can play around with that project and get
>> > it right before diving into the real work.
>> I'm not sure to see the need for this. There is no doubt Git is suitable
>> for releasing our components. I just walked down the release process for
>> JCI and besides for tagging I didn't have to interact much with SVN (I
>> didn't use the Maven release plugin).
>> With Git you would just have to create a branch, and push a commit that
>> changes the version (1.0-SNAPSHOT -> 1.0). The rest of the procedure is
>> the same.
>> Emmanuel Bourg
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