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From Peter Donald <pe...@realityforge.org>
Subject Re: more on release plans
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 23:25:48 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Versioning
> ----------
...
> Suggestion: make that a lot of small coarsely versioned artifacts. 
> That's easier to maintain. excalibur-fortress gets a single version, our 
> component libraries get a single version.

+1

> Distributions
> -------------
...
> I would like to see us not ever modify the distribution directory 
> manually, but do it all using maven.

+1

> 
> Distribution layout
> -------------------
> 2) we follow the standard way maven sets up the distribution layout. We 
> have a structure like this:

+1

As then easy to get it working with automated maven-like 
systems.

> release everything
> ------------------
> I think it would be nice to have www.apache.org/dist/excalibur/ contain 
> at least the latest version of all the stuff we're maintaining. For the 
> stuff that we're totally done with (like compatibility), we can simply 
> symlink to the materials in the ../avalon/ directory. For the other 
> stuff, it is probably easiest to create some new releases.

I would not bother symlinking or even mentioning any 
historical stuff - it adds no value.

> I'm not planning to copy over or symlink over all the old releases 
> manually. We can simply point to the materials in the avalon 
> distribution directory from our download page.

I would not bother with that.

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