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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: downloading external dependencies outside of svn.apache.org
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:36:41 GMT
Subversion did this prior to joining the ASF (so, up to 1.6.x inclusive).

IIRC we stopped releasing -deps tarballs partially because libneon is LGPL.

Juan Pablo Santos Rodríguez wrote on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 21:11:51 +0200:
> Hi Joe,
> 
> thanks for the insight :-)
> 
> can you give one project which has done this?, just to have a look at it
> and have this done the right way from the beggining. Are there any special
> requirements for these jars in order to be able to distribute them from
> mirrors (i.e.: being signed with a key corresponding to the Apache web of
> trust or something like that?)
> 
> 
> br,
> juan pablo
> 
> 
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:45 PM, Joe Schaefer <joe_schaefer@yahoo.com>wrote:
> 
> > Many projects in a similar situation ship a "deps"
> > package that contains dependencies and distribute
> > those from the mirrors.
> >
> > HTH
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >________________________________
> > > From: Juan Pablo Santos Rodríguez <juanpablo@apache.org>
> > >To: general@incubator.apache.org
> > >Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:42 PM
> > >Subject: downloading external dependencies outside of svn.apache.org
> > >
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >As a part of JSPWiki's July 2012 incubator report [#1], it was noted that
> > >JSPWiki (incubating) should not ship external jars alongside with code.
> > >This has been achieved in current trunk. However, as part of AOO community
> > >graduation vote thread [#2] it was noted that:
> > >
> > >" If you try to build from source the build system will download packages
> > >from svn.apache.org instead of from elsewhere or the mirrors.  That
> > >violates infra policy."
> > >
> > >Which is exactly what is happening to us: we download jars from Central as
> > >much as possible but, as there are a few of them ([#3], [#4]) which are
> > not
> > >published in Central, we download them from svn.apache.org. These jar are
> > >all AL compatible so, the questions are:
> > >
> > >- where can we place them in order to not violate infra policy?
> > >- could this be a -1 towards voting a release? how to proceed?
> > >
> > >
> > >thx & regards,
> > >juan pablo
> > >
> > >[#1] http://s.apache.org/zsq
> > >[#2] http://s.apache.org/8Gk
> > >[#3] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/jspwiki/libs/lib/
> > >[#4] http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/jspwiki/libs/tests/lib/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >

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