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From "Peter Hansson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5668) Derby does not publish source artifacts to Maven Central
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:30:51 GMT

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Peter Hansson commented on DERBY-5668:
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Just wanted to chime in on this. I was really surprised to see that Derby project does not
publish Sources and Javadocs to Maven Central. After all most open source projects I work
with do this. Even just think of other Apache projects like *Commons* or *Cassandra*. You'll
notice that indeed they attach their Javadocs and sources.

I'm assuming that most projects today would use the [maven-release-plugin|http://maven.apache.org/maven-release/maven-release-plugin/]
to do the actual release. This is the "official" way to do releases with Maven and it will
automatically attach sources and javadocs. It will also create tags in your SCS (e.g. Subversion)
for your release. In other words: The whole process is really automated and sources and javadocs
attachment is something you get for free. If you do things The-Maven-Way you'll actually have
to make and effort _not_ to upload sources and javadocs.

> Derby does not publish source artifacts to Maven Central
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5668
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5668
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Build tools
>    Affects Versions: 10.8.2.2
>            Reporter: Martin Todorov
>              Labels: Maven
>
> Since this is an opensource project whose sources one can navigate online via the https
subversion repository, these artifacts should be available for Maven as well. If they exist,
the IDE-s can attach their sources to your project thus you can see how things work and what
you need to fix/adjust/use.



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