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From Anders Hammar <and...@hammar.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retire Maven Downloader
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:18:20 GMT
+1

/Anders

On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 3:32 PM Robert Scholte <rfscholte@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> The Apache Maven project consist of about 90 (sub)projects. Due to the
> small number of volunteers and the huge amount of code to maintain we're
> missing enough space to make real progress on all these projects, including
> our ambitious ideas for the next major version(s) of Maven itself.
> To be able to gain more focus we need to criticize the current subprojects
> and decide if it is worth maintaining.
>
> https://maven.apache.org/shared/maven-downloader/ [
> https://maven.apache.org/shared/maven-downloader/] describes the main
> purpose in one line: Provide a super simple interface for downloading a
> single artifact. Well, right now the preferred library to do so is either
> maven-resolver or maven-artifact-transfer.
> There have been only 2 releases, the last one was in December 2006.
>
> I therefore propose that we retire the maven-downloader.
>
> I don't think it makes sense to do a final release. Instead we should
> update the documentation and freeze the codebase.
>
> The process for retiring a plugin is described here:
> https://maven.apache.org/developers/retirement-plan-plugins.html [
> https://maven.apache.org/developers/retirement-plan-plugins.html]
>
> The vote is open for 72 hours.
> [ ] +1 Yes, it's about time
> [ ] -1 No, because...
>
>
>
>

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