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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Creating Project for Release Process Testing...
Date Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:03:35 GMT
On 11 October 2013 05:16, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2013-10-11, Matt Benson wrote:
>
>> We're all still talking about the release process, but in all honesty I've
>> not done it for several years at Commons.  I think it would be immensely
>> helpful for those of us who have been at least part way through the process
>> fairly recently (Emmanuel, Gary, others?) to present your recollections of
>> what was difficult, so that we can have a real list of things to try and
>> address.
>
> Not sure whether May is recent enough :-)
>
> AFAIR there isn't anything difficult.  The major pain point for me is
> the sheer number of manual steps - with it comes a big number of
> opportunities to make mistakes - and the time it takes.
>
> One detail I just figured out after my third release was that I can
> start the gpg-agent before running "mvn deploy" - and I think I've
> documented that.  Without that I had to type in my passphrase for every
> single artifact.

With my setup, the gpg-agent is started automatically.
I use Window; maybe gpg works differently on Unix.

> I prefer the "create the tag manually and avoid the release plugin"

Ditto.

> approach but don't think there is a big difference here.

> Stefan
>
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