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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: ASF release madness (rant)
Date Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:10:36 GMT
On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 16:28 +0000, sebb wrote:
> On 28 October 2013 15:35, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 15:18 +0000, sebb wrote:
> >> On 28 October 2013 15:07, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> >> > On Mon, 2013-10-28 at 14:53 +0000, sebb wrote:
> >> >> On 28 October 2013 10:47, Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org>
wrote:
> >> >> > Sooo, our JIRA link is out date. Big deal, trivial to fix [1],
right?
> >> >>
> >> >> Yes
> >> >>
> >> >> > But now we need to release a new parent POM and even with the
lazy
> >> >> > consensus vote it still means a 3 day delay.
> >> >>
> >> >> Disagree.
> >> >>
> >> >> > Maven and ASF release policies is a marriage made in hell.
> >> >>
> >> >> Yes, the parent pom needs lazy consensus to be updated to the next
release.
> >> >>
> >> >> However, there's no requirement for site builds to be subject to the
> >> >> release process, so it's easy enough to fix bugs on the website.
> >> >>
> >> >> Obviously it makes sense to update the pom and get it approved, but
I
> >> >> see no reason why you should not fix the website in the meantime, if
> >> >> it is urgent.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > Exactly how? By hacking html files
> >>
> >> That's one way.
> >> Good for localised urgent changes.
> >> Not so good in that a site rebuild will probably lose the changes.
> >>
> >> > or by using a POM snapshot as
> >> > suggested by Gary and risking picking up some unwanted changes?
> >>
> >> That's another.
> >>
> >> I don't see how using a temporarily updated pom will be any worse than
> >> waiting for the same pom to be updated and formally released.
> >> If there is an issue with picking up unwanted changes, it will apply
> >> to a rebuild with the new parent pom too.
> >>
> >> > All I want to be able to produce exactly the same web content with one
> >> > frigging URL different.
> >>
> >> The way we do it on the JMeter project is to copy the release tag to a
> >> docs branch, and make changes there (and in trunk if relevant).
> >> The site is then updated from the branch.
> >>
> >> I'm not sure how the HC site is built, but there must be a way to
> >> rebuild it with minimal changes.
> >>
> >
> > So, in other words, madness.
> 
> I don't see it that way.
> 
> > Sebastian, please do not get me wrong. I am not trying to pick at you
> > personally. If you do not see all this as unnecessary and completely
> > arbitrary overhead it is not for me to judge you. Maven's reliance on
> > publishing binary artifacts to the central repository for each and every
> > little operation simply does not work that well with rigidness of ASF
> > release policies. At least for me.
> 
> As I already wrote, the ASF release policy is not part of this
> particular problem.
> 

No, no, everything is in order, Comrade Secretary General

Oleg



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