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From Robert Muir <>
Subject Re: discussion about release frequency.
Date Sat, 18 Sep 2010 21:12:32 GMT
On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 5:09 PM, Ryan McKinley <> wrote:

> > I cannot in good conscience sign with my key, nor vote over any maven
> > artifacts. I noticed these guides only mentioned how to upload (which
> itself
> > seems extremely complex). But nowhere do i see 'how do you test that your
> > artifacts are correct'. And thats really the main problem I have with our
> > maven support.
> I understand what you are worried about... and think we can avoid it.
> How about:
> 1. Keep the "generate-maven-artifacts" in the release.  This just
> copies the "official" jar files to a special directory structure (same
> keys etc)
> 2. The RM just makes a zip or copies that folder somewhere.  (perhaps
> to their own ~people folder)
> 3. Someone else get that into the repo
> I think it is important to *try* to have the "official" jar files in
> the maven repositories -- we have scripts that get that mostly right.
> In the past when we have errors it is just the pom files that get
> edited (these are the files that say what the other files/dependencies
> are).  If we remove the "generate-maven-artifacts" task, then without
> writing lots of new scripts (uggg) the jar files in the maven repos
> will be a different build.
> Does that sound OK?
it sounds like it only solves 'part 2: uploading'.
i want to solve 'part 1: verifying artifacts are correct before
signing/uploading at all'.

to me, maven is nothing more than a contrib with no unit tests.

it needs tests so we know it is working.

Robert Muir

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