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From Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dasho...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Can't reporter.a.o automatically detect version number and release date?
Date Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:40:24 GMT
And there is no rule (yet) that there is only one format to rule them
all. A transformation rule specified at project level in the reporter
tool could do the trick as well.

Martijn


On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Niclas Hedhman <niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
> Alex,
> I think you made an assumption that "format" meant naming schemes of
> releases, but it didn't. Simple "a defined way" to make that available for
> reporter to pick it up with relative ease.
> Your suggestion of a doap-based solution is equally a "format". The
> important part, I think, is that "whatever way is chosen", that it is
> documented and notified to PMCs, with optionality to use it.
>
> For me; DOAP is as good as anything, although there are probably a great
> demand for linking that with Maven publishing "somehow". Since our Gradle
> build is generating all kinds of meta data output anyway, one more wouldn't
> hurt much.
>
> Cheers
>
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10:31 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On 6/25/15, 7:18 AM, "hedhman@gmail.com on behalf of Niclas Hedhman"
>> <hedhman@gmail.com on behalf of niclas@hedhman.org> wrote:
>>
>> >If the "format" is published, and the "reward" of following it would be
>> >that the reporter picks it up automatically, it could lead to swift
>> >adoption ;-)
>>
>> You might get push back about having to change naming schemes.
>>
>> I’m interested in a list of all current and past releases for my project.
>> I was trying to figure out how to mine archive.a.o or the svn log for it.
>> I’d be willing to maintain an xml file like in DOAP or elsewhere of not
>> just the last, but all releases and links to their downloads with
>> “friendly” names for the releases.  Then reporter.a.o could grab from that.
>>
>> -Alex
>>
>> >
>> >On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 9:26 PM, Daniel Gruno <humbedooh@apache.org>
>> >wrote:
>> >
>> >> It has been tried, and it did not work.
>> >> People are too inconsistent across projects in how they name their
>> >>release
>> >> files, grabbing the version is nigh impossible.
>> >> If we had some form of agreement on how to name files, then it would be
>> >> possible.
>> >>
>> >> With regards,
>> >> Daniel.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 2015-06-25 15:11, Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> Is there a reason why the reporter.a.o can send a message to a release
>> >>> manager that it detected a new release, but is incapable of
>> >>> determining a version number and release date?
>> >>>
>> >>> Martijn
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >--
>> >Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
>> >http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> http://zest.apache.org - New Energy for Java



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