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From Dennis Lundberg <denn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Roadmap Proposal Plugin Releases
Date Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:42:48 GMT
On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Karl Heinz Marbaise <khmarbaise@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> after some discussions at FOSDEM with Hervé, Kristian and Robert in Brussels
> i will summarize some ideas we would like to share here:
>
> Make a final release of all plugins with minium Maven 2.2.1 (prerequisites)
> and Java 1.5
>
> The current state of this approach can be watched on the dist-tool [2] page.
>
> After that we can start making releases of the plugins which have minimum
> Maven 3.0 and JDK 6 (I think this will bring many cleanups in code etc.)

I have documented the steps required to update a plugin/shared
component to Java 6 here
http://maven.apache.org/developers/java6.html

> To make this more clear for the users the plugin versions should be bumped
> to 3.0....independant from their current version.

I think we also need a versioning guide for plugins/components to
cover stuff like this. That page could also cover Semver, see separate
thread for that.

> This approach gives us the possibility to make in case of real bugs bug fix
> releases of the older plugins for JDK 5 etc. without confusion JDK 5/JDK6
> etc.
>
> These are the steps to leave Maven 2 completely behind..Yeah ;-)
>
> Currently we have two (three) exceptions maven-site-plugin (some kind of
> special case), maven-scm-publish-plugin and maven-shade-plugin which already
> have the Maven 3 requirement.
>
>
> [1] http://www.mail-archive.com/dev%40maven.apache.org/msg102539.html
> [2]
> https://builds.apache.org/job/dist-tool-plugin/site/dist-tool-prerequisites.html
>
>
> Kind regards
> Karl Heinz Marbaise
>
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