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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Empire-db version 2.0.5-incubating (take 2)
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2009 23:03:00 GMT
On 01/09/2009, Francis De Brabandere <francisdb@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 5:46 PM, sebb<sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>  >>
>  >>  > The new release candidate uses exactly the same name for the artifacts
>  >>  > and the SVN tag.
>  >>  >
>  >>  > This makes it very difficult to determine later what was actually voted
on.
>  >>
>  >>
>  >> Hmm, I don't see how this can be changed when using nexus, the Idea
>  >>  there is to 'stage' a release and avoid it to be sent to the main
>  >>  maven repo if it is not 100% correct. So for a 2.0.5 to get in there
>  >>  we need to release as 2.0.5. And if this release fails I see no other
>  >>  way than to start over using the same tags (renaming failed tag)
>  >>  I could rename the tags to rc-1, rc-2 but that would not correspond to
>  >>  the versions used in the pom's.
>  >>
>  >>  How do you suggest we do this?
>  >
>  > No idea, but at least some other Incubator projects seem to manage
>  > this OK, as shown by threads here.
>
>
> ok I talked about this on #maven and this is what they came up with
>
>  ....
>  <francisdb> we are using nexus
>  <struberg> hi francisdb, we are cutting M3-rc1 M3-rc2 etc over at OWB
>  <struberg> there has been a (reaaaaaly long) discusson on the commons
>  list on this topic
>  <struberg> maybe you can check markmail.org for it.
>
>  I suppose he is talking about this thread or soem related thread
>  http://markmail.org/search/?q=commons%20nexus%20staging#query:commons%20nexus%20staging%20list%3Aorg.apache.commons.dev+page:1+mid:bdjkatfcwukxsugn+state:results
>
>  <Brian> francisdb, we typically stage rc's for testing but only call
>  votes on the last one
>  <Brian> the final version may end up being staged multiple times with
>  the same version number but using rc's reduces that likelyhood
>  <francisdb> I see
>  <francisdb> so your final version tag might be created/deleted a few times
>  ...
>
>  So overwriting the tag should not be a problem as the maven guys are
>  also doing that. But indeed before calling a vote we might want to
>  have some rc's inspected to reduce the likelihood of a failing vote
>
>  Do you agree with this idea?

Perhaps you should speak with the Photark developers, as they are
using SVN tags with RC markers.

>  Thanks,
>
> Francis
>
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