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From "John D. Ament" <johndam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Omitting "-incubating" suffix in Maven artifact version attribute for FreeMarker
Date Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:09:52 GMT
Thanks for the link Martjin! Definitely a late night reading exercise.
Maybe since Jukka and Bertrand are around they can give us feedback as well
:-)

Either way will digest.

John

On Sat, Dec 31, 2016 at 7:50 AM Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com>
wrote:

> For reference, please read this thread from 2008:
>
>
> https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/0b6c065a908c5f9ec39fa78c31b39c83a6fea29eb34fada0ee070413@1222432864@%3Cgeneral.incubator.apache.org%3E
>
> It has all the arguments for and against the -incubating versioning
> label, and why the disclaimer exists. Warning: it is long (I haven't
> even reached the conclusion after about an hour of reading).
>
> It goes of a bit about releasing through Maven, and some quibles with
> central repository management and releases and other politics, but it
> should be enlightening to see all positions. Read it with an open mind
> and don't look only for the bits that support your position, but try
> to understand the other side as well.
>
> Martijn
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 6:54 PM, Jacopo Cappellato
> <jacopo.cappellato@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 8:44 PM, Martijn Dashorst <
> > martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> [...]
> >> Freemarker has been in incubation for 17 months. What do you need to
> >> learn and do before you will start your graduation vote?
> >>
> >
> > In my opinion the Freemarker project would be ready to successfully pass
> a
> > graduation vote and a discussion thread is going on in the project's
> > mailing list; based on how the conversation is going the community may
> > decide to wait a few more weeks in order to try to attract some
> committers.
> > However I think that the topic discussed in this thread (about the
> concern
> > that the "-incubating" suffix may mislead the consumers about the
> stability
> > of a software product) is a valid one; even if its output will not
> probably
> > affect Freemarker (that could be a TLP by then).
> >
> > Jacopo
>
>
>
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