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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: Maven 2 repo for incubating project releases?
Date Sun, 30 Jul 2006 23:42:43 GMT
On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 11:25:20AM -0700, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On 7/27/06, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> >From the repository point of view - I don't see any reason why not. As
> >long as they are defined releases (rather than snapshots), then they
> >fit the rsync repo. +1
> 
> The point that I've heard from Noel in the past (not sure if he's busy
> traveling and not reading email) is that he wanted Maven repositories
> with Incubating projects to be completely separate from non-Incubating
> projects.  That is, the user must actively add a Maven repository URL
> that has 'incubator' or something similar in it to understand that
> they are downloading something that is not an official project.

Aha. given maven's auto-download and dependency-resolving behaviour, this
makes sense. When they're seperate repos a user (lets say a build manager or
sysadmin or whatever the name for the role is) could put in place a
firewall or specially configured proxy server to restrict only to "apache
endorsed and final". But anyone who can do that can also put in place a rule
that blocks on any URL containing "incubat" :)

So I still don't care much either way, as long as its documented :)

LSD

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