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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Should we treat incubator releases differently to normal releases
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:55:22 GMT
ONE: Should Incubator tarballs go in the normal place (and thus mirrors).

[ ] +1
[X] -1

TWO: Should there be an Incubator maven repository.

[X] +1
[ ] -1

Totally agree with Craig's reasoning.

-- dims

On 3/15/07, Craig McClanahan <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote:
> On 3/15/07, Henri Yandell <flamefew@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Two parts to the vote:
> >
> > ONE: Should Incubator tarballs go in the normal place (and thus mirrors).
> >
> > [ ] +1
> > [X] -1
> >
> > TWO: Should there be an Incubator maven repository.
> >
> > [X] +1
> > [ ] -1
> >
> > Vote to last a week. Unless people are bored of replying, or it's a
> > flamefest, or we're too busy pursuing eternal enlightenment and
> > running free in the mountains.
> >
>
> My reasoning goes like this:  we make incubating projects go through
> some special hoops like wanting "incubating" as part of the artifact
> filenames, in an effort to warn people that these things are *not*, in
> fact, "official" Apache releases (whatever that means).  When you are
> using the normal Apache distribution network to make them available,
> and (for Maven users) not even making it visible that you're using a
> non-official release because they didn't have to configure any
> repository, you blur the distinction so much that it's going to get
> totally lost.
>
> If we accept this argument, then we naturally need a place where the
> incubating "releases" can be retrieved from; hence, the m2-incubating
> repository.  If we do not accept this argument, then AFAICT we are
> basically making the "incubating projects cannot do releases" policy
> inoperative.
>
> A secondary benefit of the approach I recommend is that access to the
> Apache distribution channels are a carrot towards actually graduating.
>  The corresponding stick (getting thrown out of incubation) hasn't
> happened enough to be considered a viable threat (and the cases that
> it has occurred have been over community issues, not "they just aren't
> getting around to graduating" cases).
>
> > Hen
>
> Craig
>
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