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From "Les Hazlewood" <...@hazlewood.com>
Subject Re: maven repository
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 13:47:41 GMT
In thinking of our project, JSecurity (which is currently being
proposed to become an Incubator project), I think its a bad idea to
limit incubator releases to a special repository.

We're a mature product and we're already publishing to the main repo -
very many of our end-users rely on this and expect our releases to
continue to be there.  If we're approved as an Incubator project, we
need this to continue to be the case, lest we upset our community.

We're going through the incubator process because it is mandated by
the ASF and we want the project to flourish in the ASF community, not
because we're a fledgling project that needs to see if it can survive.

In my opinion, that a project exists in the incubator is not an
indication that it is not stable or 'worthy' enough to be included in
the main Maven repository.  It is IMO a bad idea to think of incubator
artifacts as 'polluting' the repo-sphere.  Incubator projects should
be used and adopted and made available to everyone who wants to use
them in the easiest manner possible.  The purpose of the Incubator
after all is to try to garner adoption and see projects flourish.
Creating a separate repository that isn't readily available to the
world feels like it undermines this objective.

There is a sufficiently high barrier to entry to even become an
Incubator project in the first place, and incubator releases go
through a quality check and are voted on prior to a release.  This
should be sufficient enough to feel safe that the releases that are
approved are of decent enough quality to be available to the public at
large.

So, I would vote -1 in regards to creating a separate incubator Maven
repository.

Regards,

Les Hazlewood

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 2:51 AM, Jukka Zitting <jukka.zitting@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm inclined to call a vote on this matter as the discussion seems to
> have died. Are there any related concerns or opinions that haven't yet
> been voiced?
>
> BR,
>
> Jukka Zitting
>
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