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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: openejb-2.2 tag is not buildable
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 01:15:36 GMT

On Dec 18, 2006, at 1:51 PM, Jason Dillon wrote:

> I'm trying to build the OpenEJB 2.2 release so that I can continue  
> working on Geronimo CTS/TCK automation... but the openejb-2.2  
> release tag is not buildable in a clean environment:
> [...]
> I am not sure that this is a priority for many folks, but I hope  
> that someday it will become more important in your eyes.

As you know you don't need to build openejb-2.2 to do your CTS/TCK  
testing.  You can build 1.2-beta or 2.0-m1 as Dain or Matt did when  
they built those releases by adding this repo to your list temporarily:

But you're right, tags should be buildable.  As openejb depends on  
geronimo and geronimo depends on openejb -- it's hard.  As you and  
David J. have mentioned, it would be possible to:
  1. release geronimo modules
  2. release openejb
  3. release geromimo applications, configs, and assemblies.

But since we don't do that and I don't think anyone is willing to  
propose it, someone has to release with an imperfect tag and OpenEJB  
is always the one to fall on that sword.  It has nothing to do with  
it not being important, that's just the compromise we make until  
either 1. OpenEJB stops depending on Geronimo snapshots, 2. Geronimo  
stops depending on OpenEJB snapshots, or 3. Geronimo releases modules  
and "other" in serial with a wait period in the middle for the  
OpenEJB release.

You already know that too and I'm just reiterating what we've all  
gone over before.  My perspective is we need a bit of 1, 2 and 3.

In the meantime comments like "I hope that someday it will become  
more important in your eyes" don't sit well with me.

So, the here and now:  It's poor form to update tags, but it's also  
poor form to release stuff with snapshots, so I went with (hopefully)  
the lesser of the two evils and updated the tag.

geronimo.*:  1.2-SNAPSHOT -> 1.2-beta
tools-maven-plugin:  1.1-SNAPSHOT -> 1.1

Fair warning, the tag will still not build due to the missing  
geronimo dependencies.  Geronimo 1.2-beta is waiting on OpenEJB 2.2  
to be released.

As you also know, you can add this repo to your list temporarily to  

Hope this helps,


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