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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: Doing a "release" which includes an Eclipse "update site"
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:00:47 GMT
Thanks, Erik.  It makes sense to me to have the update site under the
dist/ directory, since it is a kind of distribution. 

I see there was an update to the page
http://incubator.apache.org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html
about a month ago which added the information that incubator podling
releases
*must* be on http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/---podlingname---

So I'll make our update site have the form:
www.a.o/dist/incubator/uima/....

I see in geronimo/eclipse/updates/plugins the jars for the plugins, plus
the .asc, md5, and .sha files.  How are the .asc, md5, .sha files used?
Does the Eclipse update-site "signing" mechanism interface with these files?

By the way, I looked at www.a.o/dist/incubator, and it appears that the
incubator tree has not yet been set up (I get a URL Not Found).  Am I
looking in the wrong spot, or have there been no incubator releases
since this policy change?

-Marshall

Erik Abele wrote:
> On 29.11.2007, at 22:41, Marshall Schor wrote:
>
>> In our next release of Apache UIMA from the incubator, we would like to
>> include an additional packaging of some of our Eclipse tooling as an
>> Eclipse "update site".  This is a location, reachable via http, which
>> Eclipse can use to download Eclipse plugins.  Doing this solves a
>> long-standing complaint because this method does version / dependency
>> checking for other needed Eclipse plugins.
>>
>> Several projects at Apache make use of Eclipse update sites; all of them
>> (I think) host them off of their project web sites.  This is what we
>> would like to do.
>
> Off of their project web sites? Hmm, I'd suggest to do it like
> Geronimo and use your /dist/ area:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dist/geronimo/eclipse/updates/
>
> and also tie it into the current mirroring system; for an example see
> site.xml at that location, esspecially the <site mirrorsURL="..."> in
> there which refers to [1] and which takes care of delivering the
> locations of the currently available mirrors...
>
> Cheers,
> Erik
>
> [1] http://geronimo.apache.org/devtools/geronimo-eclipse-update--xml.cgi
>     for the source see
>     https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/geronimo/site/trunk/docs/devtools/
>
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