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From Benedikt Ritter <brit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Deploying components
Date Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:53:40 GMT
Hello Stian,

> Am 05.06.2017 um 18:58 schrieb Stian Soiland-Reyes <stain@apache.org>:
> 
> Personally I am happy about source distributions accompanying the jars in
> Maven Central, which are actually rebuildable as opposed to the
> -source.jars.
> 
> they continue to be retrievable using Maven version mechanisms, compares to
> more fragile scripts crawling archive.apache.org (dist only contains the
> latest version).
> 
> The -bin archives are less useful, however I have used their hashes during
> RC testing to confirm the jars in staging reasonably match the RC in dist
> (this can also be achieved by simply unpacking the binary dist and
> navigating to the jars)

It’s a PITA to manually commit the archive to the distilled area. This should be automated
as part of the release process.

Regards,
Benedikt

> 
> 
> 
> On 28 May 2017 3:01 am, "Rob Tompkins" <chtompki@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hello all,
>> 
>> Benedikt and I were chatting last week about how the .tar and .zip
>> distributions get uploaded to nexus during "mvn deploy” and how annoying
>> that side effect of the deployment happens to be. Coincidentally, I just
>> ran across a note that  Mladen Turk added at the end of the commons-daemon
>> release guide:
>> 
>> https://github.com/apache/commons-daemon/blob/trunk/
>> HOWTO-RELEASE.txt#L41-L43 <https://github.com/apache/
>> commons-daemon/blob/trunk/HOWTO-RELEASE.txt#L41-L43>
>> 
>> I’m thinking: (1) interesting note, knowing that the problem still exists,
>> and (2) I wonder if there would be community appetite for an attempt at
>> adding better automation to the release process. I’m betting that with a
>> little effort we probably could improve the release experience at least a
>> little.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> -Rob


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