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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Location for released maven artifacts of incubating projects (was: Need to create distribution directory on people.apache.org)
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 06:50:32 GMT
On 5/15/08, Felix Meschberger <fmeschbe@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Am Mittwoch, den 14.05.2008, 21:40 +0100 schrieb Robert Burrell Donkin:
>> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Aidan Skinner <aidan@apache.org> wrote:
>> > On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Aidan Skinner <aidan@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > On a related note, is it also ok to create a qpid directory in
>> > /www/people.apache.org/repo/m2-incubating-repository/org/apache and
>> > copy our maven artifacts into there?
>>
>> that's a little bit of a controversial subject :-)
>
> I am kind of confused now ;-) Maybe I am just not on board long enough
> to have seen respective threads. If you just could point me to these, it
> would be helpful to me (and possibly others ?).
>
> Here is my POV: As an incubating project - speaking of Sling in my case
> - I have to create artifacts with the word "incubator" as part of its
> version. I am also assuming that released artifacts for use by Maven
> should be deployed to the m2-incubating-repository, whereas snapshots go
> to m2-snapshot-repository (used by both incubating and non-incubating
> projects AFAIK).
>
> The reason to not put incubating project artifacts into the
> m2-ibiblio-rsync-repository is that the incubator project releases are
> not really full-blown ASF releases.

Incubator releases are official ASF releases validated by the IPMC.
However, they are unusual in that the IPMC does not vouch for code
quality or that the product will continue to be available. The IPMC
asks that podlings follow certain rules with the intention that users
are inform that this is an incubating project.
>
> I am asking this because we will also have to cut a release in Sling in
> the near future and would also like to deploy the maven artifacts.

The move to distribute releases from www.apache.org seems to have gone
well. We probably need to sort out the maven repository now.

Robert
>
> Thanks and Regards
> Felix
>
>
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