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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Changing the commons process
Date Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:42:25 GMT
Gary Gregory wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Bernd Eckenfels <>


>> Can you name a component where this is true? Afaik all Commons
>> components have a full featured source archive which is buildable and a
>> limited source attachment for maven.
> That true, the whole point of the * and *-src.tar.gz files is to
> be able to build from scratch.
> The -sources jar in Maven Central are for IDEs, not for builds. These two
> kinds of files are somewhat redundant.

They are a defacto standard in the Maven repository, because of the standard 
release profile of Maven.


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