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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Geronimo PMC Managed, project-specific Maven Repository
Date Fri, 01 Apr 2005 01:55:14 GMT
for subversion-ized projects I think it makes a lot more sense to use a 
svn revision number as the jar id than a date.

david jencks

On Mar 31, 2005, at 5:40 PM, Hiram Chirino wrote:

>>>>>>> It could.  But the main argument to keep old numbered snapshot

>>>>>>> jars is so that you can build an old source release of of 
>>>>>>> geronimo that might depend on a old numbered snapshot release.
>>>>>> How?  do we ever list the snapshot number in project.xml?
>>>>> I think for a release, yes..  we should take the effort and 
>>>>> specify the snapshot number.
>>>> I'm confused, and want to make sure we're not just talking past 
>>>> each other accidentally.  For a release, we don't use snapshots 
>>>> anyway, right?  We'd generate a set of jars all with the release 
>>>> version number in the filename.
>>> Not sure why you think we would not use snapshots.  For example, if 
>>> we were releasing M4, it would have to ship with a SNAPSHOT of 
>>> activemq 3.0 since it's not ready to be released yet.  We would 
>>> generate numbered snapshot using the svn revision number of the 
>>> activemq sources.
>> Ah - of other stuff.  I figured there was something missing.
>> Interesting question.  Could we ask ActiveMQ to do a 
>> ActiveMQ-3.0-pre-alpha-don'tuse.jar (or whatever they wanted to call 
>> it)?  yes, that would be a snapshot, but since it better be a 
>> functional snapshot (rather than somewhat random), couldn't that be a 
>> milestone release from ActiveMQ if we asked really, really nicely?
> What's the difference between that and me building a 
> ActiveMQ-3.0-20050115-SNAPSHOT.jar ??  It's the same in my eyes.  The 
> ActiveMQ folks don't want to keep snapshots like that around since 
> that just increases the release management overhead.  ActiveMQ likes 
> to keep it simple... we don't do mile stones or release candidates or 
> alphas or betas or any of that stuff.
> I think we just need to be flexible.  Other projects in the future may 
> not be able to do a release just for a Milestone release of Geronimo.
> Regards,
> Hiram
>> geir
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