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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: On incubating releases
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:52:08 GMT

On Sep 29, 2008, at 10:03 AM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:

> Thinking about this as the thread has drawn on has caused me to  
> change my mind from a -1 to a +1.  The reason for the shift is my  
> own twisted rationale that
> a) users most likely don't care about dependencies a project uses  
> but are more concerned about getting the functionality of the main  
> project they download.  If the user cares that much the information  
> is not hidden.
> b) there is nothing really hidden about incubator releases as they  
> have the scarlet letter in their artifact name *-incubator.
> c) For projects that do choose to use the incubator project their  
> life is complicated and they have to do some unnatural things.
> d) It makes the use of Incubator artifacts more difficult to consume  
> and is contrary to the goal of growing a community that are  
> interested in the Incubator projects.
> When we finally get back to voting I'll vote in favor of releasing  
> the artifacts to the central repo.

Can't say that I'd alter my *minority* vote, but will state that I  
have no problem following the opinion of the *majority* on the vote. I  
agree that it's a good goal to form a community consensus. However,  
doesn't mean that it must be established in all cases.


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