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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: Maven 2 repo for incubating project releases?
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 13:14:54 GMT
On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 09:14:11AM +0100, James Strachan wrote:
> I understand the current rules of the incubator forbid the use of the
> apache mirrors for incubating projects.

I didn't know of that rule. Can't find it on the web anywhere, at least.

If it is a rule, then there's some violations. Eg synapse

  http://incubator.apache.org/synapse/download.cgi

is being mirrored.

I must say it somehow makes sense not to mirror this stuff; after all the
"lifetime" of these releases is not supposed to be all that long and the
number of downloads is probably low, too. It seems we indeed don't mirror
most things, eg, they are at

  http://people.apache.org/dist/incubator/

> However could we have a maven
> 2 repository somewhere for the releases of incubating projects?

Can't see why not. I would say somewhere inside

  http://people.apache.org/dist/incubator/

> Or
> could we put the incubating projects's m2 releases in the current m2
> repository (afterall the versions of the jars have 'incubator' in
> their name to clearly mark them?

I don't have an objection to that either.

> I'd be happy with either approach; the latter option is simpler as its
> one less URL to remember (and I get confused enough as it is
> remembering where all the maven repos are ;-) plus it minimises the
> impact on users as projects graduate, not having to switch maven
> repositories.
> 
> Thoughts?

Other than that it should be easier to use many different repositories
with maven ( :) ), I don't care very much either way. The whole idea
behind all those policies we have is that it is pretty clear to users
what the 'status' of the stuff they're geting is. If the filename says
"incubating" that means users are typing that into the maven POM file;
it seems they're not all that likely to pay much attention to whether
its people.apache.org/dist/ or www.apache.org/dist/.

LSD

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