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From Alessandro Adamou <>
Subject Re: Release from branch or make trunk releasable?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:36:59 GMT
We're still gonna get a svn tag for the release anyhow, right?

On 3/5/12 5:29 PM, Rupert Westenthaler wrote:
> On 05.03.2012, at 15:26, Fabian Christ wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to create a release candidate for a first source release
>> of Stanbol.
>> As some components can not be released because they are not stable or
>> have some license issues, I am thinking about creating a branch and
>> doing the release from that branch. Otherwise we have to remove every
>> component that is not releasable for any reason from the default build
>> process.
> A release branch sounds reasonable to me.
>> Either we keep the trunk releasable and move everything else into
>> another Maven profile or we have to work with branches to make
>> required changes and remove stuff that should not be released.
> I would rather like to "remove" some existing Maven profiles as they
> create some duplications (e.g. compare the pom.xml of the enhancer
> and the stanbol reactor pom.xml).
>> Another problem: For a release all components need to get fixed
>> versions (without SNAPSHOT). For a big source release we can not use
>> the Maven release plugin for this. I have to set the versions by hand.
>> If we do a release from trunk, we need something like a code freeze.
>> By releasing from a branch people could keep working on the trunk.
>> What should we do?
> +1 for branch because I do not like the alternatives.
>> Best,
>> - Fabian
>> -- 
>> Fabian

M.Sc. Alessandro Adamou

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
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