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From Albert Kurucz <>
Subject Re: Maven Central Repository - Cleanup Efforts
Date Sat, 26 Sep 2009 19:11:48 GMT
I don't want anyone to miss any of the numerous "ok" arifacts.
Those could still be housed by the "Good enough" Central repo.
I would like to have a setting in my Maven with 3 options:
-Good enough
-Good (verified meta)
-Best (verified buildable)
which selects which of the 3 maintained repo will be used.

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Stephen Connolly
<> wrote:
> Sent from my [rhymes with tryPod] ;-)
> On 26 Sep 2009, at 18:58, Albert Kurucz <> wrote:
>> Very nice idea to measure the quality.
>> But sorry Tamas, 50% corrupt or 90% corrupt does not make a difference for
>> me.
>> Especially not, when I have feeling that it is possible to maintain a
>> 100% clean repo with the right automation tools.
> yes this is possible, but it will be missing so many of the "ok" artifacts
> that everyone needs as to make it useful.  if you set the bar too high,
> nobody will try to jump it.
> let's start by setting the bar a little higher than it currently is, and
> with deprecation metadata we can start flagging those artifacts which would
> not make it over the bar at its new height
> central it just too useful... it has gathered critical mass whereby it is
> nearly a right of passage for new java projects to get hosted on central...
> hosting on central becomes one of those things projects are asked to do...
> if we move the goalposts too far or too fast we will kill the critical mass
> we have now, and the whole thing will end up a dead duck
>> If Sonatype's goal is to sell these tools only for paying customers I
>> don't have a bad feeling about that.
> I don't get that impression
> I get the impression that paying customers will get the features first, but,
> the impression I have is that Jason feels good artifacts in central help
> sonatype make money more than providing commercial tools to try and filter
> out the bad from central ever could
>> Everyone has to make a living.
>> But I hope sometime similar tools and a clean repo will be available
>> for the open public.
>> I hope OSS developers will recognize the need for quality (and a high
>> quality repo).
>> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Hervé BOUTEMY <>
>> wrote:
>>> Le samedi 26 septembre 2009, Tamás Cservenák a écrit :
>>>> I think we all need some clarification, since we all talk about
>>>> "quality"
>>>> (we all agreed upon the basic things unanimously).
>>>> What is the "quality" of a maven repository (in general)? Can we measure
>>>> it? Can we define it?
>>>> A wiki page with piled up (even personal) opinions would be good --
>>> don't hesitate to start one on MAVENUSER Wiki [1]
>>>> whatever they are -- and later we should cherry-pick the most relevant
>>>> ones
>>>> to build some tooling to build these metric. And then, we could
>>>> "measure"
>>>> the quality of different reposes (like central) and have a list of
>>>> reposes
>>>> that do meet certain "level of quality" and list publicly the others
>>>> that
>>>> does not.
>>> [1]
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