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From Jason van Zyl <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Create a retirement plan for plugins
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:38:42 GMT
Can you put this in Confluence. I think we should include the addition of plugins as well ...
as that's how we got here in the first place. New plugins, if we ever add anymore, should
require the same rigor going in.

On Nov 1, 2010, at 10:35 PM, Dennis Lundberg wrote:

> Hi
> Given the discussions about retiring plugin I feel strongly that we need
> to have a plan for doing so. There are bound to be differing opinions
> about this, so see this as a starting point for discussions. When we get
> to the point that we agree on the general process, I'll turn this
> discussion into a document and put into our site.
> 1. Propose a vote on the dev-list to retire a plugin. The vote should be
> open for the standard 72 hours to allow people to voice their opinions.
> Perhaps also send this to the users-list?
> 2. Decide how to retire the plugin (don't know whether this should be a
> vote or not, or perhaps incorporated into 1.). There are multiple
> scenarios available. Two have been suggested in the other threads:
> 2.1 Move to retired area in svn
> 2.2 Move to
> please add more possible actions here
> 3. Make one final release of the plugin before it goes away. This allows
> us to make a clean break. The final release should have the site changed
> so that SCM URLs are changed or removed to reflect the decision made
> under 2. If the plugin is moved elsewhere a prominent notice should be
> placed on the front page of the plugin's site.
> To respond to the inevitable "why bother" responses I hereby volunteer
> to do all those releases, if no one else steps up.
> 4. Announce the fact that the plugin has been retired/moved/whatever on
> the announce@m.a.o and users@m.a.o mailing lists. Explain to people what
> they should do if they would like to help with the continued development
> of the plugin at some other place.
> Opinions, comments are welcome
> -- 
> Dennis Lundberg
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Jason van Zyl
Founder,  Apache Maven

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