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From Luciano Resende <luckbr1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Issues with hosting unpublished SNAPSHOT then using it in a release candidate
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:04:34 GMT
SNAPSHOTS can be modified (overridden by a new version of the snapshot or
deleted) and will break the following release policy rule:

'Every ASF release MUST contain one or more source packages, which MUST be
sufficient for a user to build and test the release provided they have
access to the appropriate platform and tools.'

If you are maintaining your own SNAPSHOT of a given project (e.g.
commons-csv) and assuming they are not going to perform a release, you
might be better performing a release yourself (Any23) which is not perfect
but I have seen other projects doing it (e.g.
https://search.maven.org/#search%7Cga%7C1%7Cg%3A%22org.spark-project.hive%22
)

Having said that, I would really try to discuss with commons-csv if they
could help and accept your changes and perform a release.

[1] http://www.apache.org/legal/release-policy.html#source-packages

On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 10:26 AM, lewis john mcgibbney <lewismc@apache.org>
wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Over at Any23 [0], we have, for some time, been depending upon an old
> SNAPSHOT of commons-csv which we host in SVN [1] and utilize in our POM
> [2].
> During a recent review process for our 2.2 release candidate, it was
> pointed out that there may be an issue with this practice.
> Can someone please point me towards documentation on this practice such
> that we can determine if we need to fix the issue or if we can release the
> candidate then fix for the next release?
> Thank you kindly,
> Lewis
>
> [0] http://any23.apache.org
> [1] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/any23/repo-ext/
> [2] https://github.com/apache/any23/blob/master/pom.xml#L603-L606
>
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>



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