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From Rupert Westenthaler <>
Subject Re: Release from branch or make trunk releasable?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:29:09 GMT

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

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