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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [SECOND ATTEMPT] publish openjpa 0.9.6-incubating release
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 15:13:40 GMT

On Nov 13, 2006, at 5:33 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:

> Marc Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>> Geir-
>> On Nov 12, 2006, at 11:38 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> I see two issues.
>>> The first, which I'm not so sure of, is that I thought that the  
>>> m2.... was for jars and stuff packaged ready for maven. Maybe  
>>> maven can deal w/ deps as zips.  Dunno.
>> AFAIK, Maven can deal with any arbitrary artifact type as a  
>> dependency. Whether or not the assembly files make sense as part  
>> of the Maven repository is another question.
>> As I say, since Maven bundled the assembly into the repository  
>> automatically, and we've been trying to do things the "Maven way",  
>> I didn't see any reason not to utilize that feature.
> Ok - does anyone put that zip as a maven dep and download it?   
> That's what I'm trying to figure out - really, just learning  
> something about maven.

AFAIK, maven handles dependencies as jar files.

The issue here is where a project is supposed to publish artifacts  
that are intended to be available to the team to be voted on. This is  
an incubator or infrastructure issue.

Also note that this is not the only project having trouble with infra  
policy. Here's a recent rant:

> <rant>
> I would very *MUCH* appreciate if infra would at some point talk to  
> each other and create a consistent policy regarding these releases  
> and not just about everyone creates another knee-jerked rule.
> We (as in Turbine and Velocity) had our nightlies in the  
> directory at some point and got flamed 'because  
> this gets picked up by all the mirrors and cause unneccessary  
> bandwith especially for the nightlies'. So we moved them into  
> another place ( These suddently were moved to  
> without any notification to the projects.
> No someone else comes along and says 'Oh no, that is wrong, please  
> use'.
> COME ON FOLKS! We are trying to provide links to our nightlies and  
> betas *FOR OUR USERS*. How often should we move them? We are  
> already moving in circles. There were policies drafted up and put  
> into SVN. And now suddently someone comes along with 'oh, BTW, I  
> just changed that', back to square one *WITHOUT ANY  
> </rant>
> The right thing here is IMHO to back up the nightlies / beta  
> directory, not move the nightlies / betas into an existing directory.
> 	Regards
> 		Henning

I'll point out that Henning is no newbie.

Let's not change course for this release, but follow that discussion  
in infra.

>>> The second is that I thought the m2-.... directory was for things  
>>> that were released.  Clearly, before we've approved the  
>>> artifacts, they aren't released.
>> I had wondered about that. Looking at past incubation release  
>> votes for other projects (ServiceMIX, at http://mail- 
>> ,  
>> and ActiveMQ, at 
>> activemq-dev/200609.mbox/% 
>> 3e ), I saw that they had both published the release artifacts to  
>> the incubating repository just like we did for this OpenJPA  
>> release, and both of those release votes wound up being approved.
>> Also, if we don't advertise that the files are available in that  
>> directory, are they considered to be released?
> I hope you don't do software security ;)
>> Finally, is this issue going to derail the vote, or are we  
>> discussing it for future consideration of release mechanics?
> No, this shouldn't change the vote, because it doesn't change the  
> package that we're looking at, just where it is.  Next time, just  
> put it on your personal account at apache :
> geir
>>> So it would probably be better not to have them there.
>>> geir
>>> Marc Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>>>> On Nov 12, 2006, at 4:38 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>>> It might be argued that since we haven't voted that as an  
>>>>> artifact from the project, it shouldn't be there...
>>>> By "there", do you mean "beneath the 
>>>> repo/m2-incubating-repository/org/apache/openjpa/ directory", or  
>>>> do you mean "included in the same section as the m2 jars"?
>>>> I.e., are you suggesting that we should deploy to a separate  
>>>> staging directory for the duration of voting, or are you  
>>>> suggesting that we should change the way artifacts are bundled  
>>>> and uploaded?
>>>>> geir
>>>>> Marc Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>>>>>> Geir-
>>>>>> Maven automatically includes all artifacts in "deploy"  
>>>>>> uploads, which includes the assemblies (i.e., the source and  
>>>>>> binary zips). I was pleasantly surprised by that, since it is  
>>>>>> a handy way to keep the maven-friendly jar repository and the  
>>>>>> zipped assemblies in sync.
>>>>>> For the purposes of staging the release files, I could have  
>>>>>> moved them somewhere else, but I didn't see any compelling  
>>>>>> reason to do so.
>>>>>> On Nov 12, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>>>>>> why are these zip files in the m2 repo?  I thought that was 

>>>>>>> just for jars and such?
>>>>>>> geir
>>>>>>> Marc Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>>>>>>>> OpenJPA People-
>>>>>>>> In accordance with the Incubating Releases guidelines at
>>>>>>>> Incubation_Policy.html#Releases , I'd like to take a third
>>>>>>>> shot at making an OpenJPA release and start a vote on  
>>>>>>>> publishing a "0.9.6-incubating" release of OpenJPA. The most
>>>>>>>> recent vote failed due to some problems with the notice file
>>>>>>>> and some source files that were missing license headers.
>>>>>>>> The release candidate is at:

>>>>>>>> apache/openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa-

>>>>>>>> The GPG signature and
>>>>>>>> MD5 checksums are at:

>>>>>>>> apache/openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa-

>>>>>>>>  http:// 

>>>>>>>> openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa- 
>>>>>>>> The sources, sources
>>>>>>>> GPG signature and sources MD5 checksum are available at:

>>>>>>>> apache/openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa-

>>>>>>>>  http:// 

>>>>>>>> openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa- 
>>>>>>>>  http:// 

>>>>>>>> openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa- 
>>>>>>>> I have tagged the
>>>>>>>> sources at:

>>>>>>>> 0.9.6-incubating/
>>>>>>>> Please vote to publish this incubating release on the  
>>>>>>>> project Web page:
>>>>>>>> This vote will remain open until 6:00PM EST on Wednesday
>>>>>>>> November 15th. A "+1" indicates that you approve of the 

>>>>>>>> release, a "-1" indicates a vote against making a release.
>>>>>>>> I'll get the ball rolling by adding my own vote: +1

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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