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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: discussion about release frequency.
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:18:31 GMT

On Sep 20, 2010, at 9:55 AM, Yonik Seeley wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Mark Miller <> wrote:
>> I still think Maven should be a downstream issue.
> +1
> Maven has never been a required part of our releases, and I don't
> think we should change that.
> We should also keep in mind that there's nothing really official about
> a "release manager".
> There's no reason the person(s) that signed the normal release need to
> be the same person that signs the maven stuff (but it should be a PMC
> member if it's hosted by the ASF).
> If there are people around during a release that want to handle the
> maven stuff, that seems fine.  It does *not* have to be the release
> manager.  It seems fine to make reasonable accommodations if some are
> working on making maven artifacts available at roughly the same... but
> if not,  it should not hold up the release.

I completely disagree.  It's either a first class citizen or it's not and by moving it out,
you're guaranteeing it will not be consistently right.   I think it would be interesting to
take a poll as to who uses Maven in the user community.

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