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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: [Vote] cordova@3.4.0-0.1.1 plugman@0.20.0
Date Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:03:58 GMT
I don't doubt there is some impedance mismatch between
the different types of distributions and channels you guys
use and what the policy calls for, but as the document says
deviations need to be approved by the board.  All I can say
is that we've been down this road with other projects and
ultimately all of them (maven was the most challenging) have
complied with policy.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:00 PM, Josh Soref <> wrote:
Joe Schaefer wrote:
>> Well I wouldn't put it quite like that.  Anything that
>> meets the definition of a release *should* be on dist
>> anyway.  The definition I am referring to is here:
>That¹s problematic.
>> Where do releases go?
>> A release isn't 'released' until the contents are in the project's
>>distribution directory,
>> which is a subdirectory of
>> In addition to the distribution directory,
>> project that use Maven or a related build tool sometimes place their
>>releases on
>> beside some convenience binaries.
>> The distribution directory is required, while the repository system is
>>an optional convenience.
>This implies that we¹re required to have plugman (or whatever) in dist/
>(before?) it lands in npm¹s repo.
>Note: I¹m not advocating anything, just following to logical conclusions.
>Voting and releasing is a headache which I am currently leaving to others.
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