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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: SNAPSHOT - Revision #
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2006 03:05:19 GMT
Eh... i'm all for helping folks out... but I don't really see the  
value in this... and more so I see some potential dangers.

I don't think its worth it... but I'm not going to lobby to get the  
effort shutdown... but I'm not gonna walk you to the plank either.


On Dec 4, 2006, at 6:04 PM, Kevan Miller wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:
>> is this all for web console shots?  If so, then update the console  
>> to make that configurable.
>> But if its for build shorts, like capturing what mvn spits out,  
>> then I think that its be a very bad idea to change the project  
>> version just for a screen shot.
>> Actually I think its a waste of time to even bother with the  
>> property thing, but if its low impact, and does not add any more  
>> burden/overhead for the normal build/release, then I think its fine.
> Jason,
> Hernan wants to create 1.2 documentation. He wants that  
> documentation to be as close to the the actual user experience as  
> he can. I think that is *fantastic*. And I think we could give him  
> a bit of support in his efforts.
> Here's how it could work:
> 1) Hernan could make a private update to his pom.xml and build a  
> preview of 1.2. There may be a few stumbling blocks, here. Hard- 
> coded versions, OpenEJB dependencies, etc.
> 2) Hernan uses this preview build to generate reasonably accurate  
> screenshots. No code is checked into svn. No artifacts are deployed  
> to maven repos.
> I assume that Hernan's m2 repo/build environment will not build 1.2- 
> SNAPSHOT properly after that. So, when Hernan is done, he wipes out  
> his build tree and maven repo (or geronimo sections of his repo)  
> and reverts back to 1.2-SNAPSHOT.
> What's so bad about all that?
> I'm certainly willing to lend Hernan a hand to get his environment  
> up and running. I would hope that others involved with the 1.2  
> release might actually want to help him out too...
> --kevan

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