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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Incubator artifacts and repositories
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2006 07:14:16 GMT
Hiram Chirino wrote:

> As I see it, it comes down to a choice of having the user configure
> his pom with either

>  1) an artifact id or group id or version id that
>     includes "incubator" in it.
> or
>  2) a repository id that include "incubator" in it.

Or, as I see it, both.  Since the artifacts are not captive to the
repository, they should carry their own label, too.

This is not a hardship for projects.  As you note, #1 is what projects
already do today, and once you've setup the build script properly, it is a
done deal.  And, yes, consistency in placement would be nice.  We'll try to
help that out with some project templates for Maven and Ant.

The idea that having a separate Incubator repository could reduce work
because "when the podling needs to graduate since dependent projects would
not need to change artifact ids" is not necessarily a good thing.
Distinguishing between what was put out during Incubation and what was put
out post-Incubation is a good thing.

As I see it, we might have three repositories: ASF artifacts, non-ASF
dependents (i.e., only those dependents that are vetted and used by ASF
projects, and whose license is suitable), and Apache Incubator artifacts.

	--- Noel


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