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From Olivier Lamy <>
Subject Re: Publishing zips to the maven repo
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:05:02 GMT
2011/10/14 Mark Thomas <>:
> On 14/10/2011 09:15, Konstantin Kolinko wrote:
>> 2011/10/14 David Blevins <>:
>>> We've been using plain Tomcat zips for creating TomEE in the
>>> OpenEJB maven build for a while now.  So far that has been done by
>>> publishing the Tomcat zips to a maven repo in svn.  Not the best
>>> idea to have them in svn, so we're trying to get them in the actual
>>> maven repo.
>> Can't maven be taught to download them from proper ASF mirrors?
Possible using this plugin
> +1
> There is already a world-wide distribution system in place for the
> file(s) concerned so it makes sense that it should be used.
> Adding the full .zip archive to any Maven repo just seems wrong to me
> (and using the ASF svn server for this is definitely a very bad idea)
> but if the folks managing the main Maven repo are happy with this then I
> have no objection.
The Central Maven repo already contains huge distrib sample
which is ~29M.
> Since the requirements for this are driven by the OpenEJB project and -
> as far as I am aware - they are the only folks with this requirement, I
> suggest that OpenEJB runs with this and publishes the .zip to the main
> Maven repo under the OpenEJB group id.
> To ensure that no confusion is caused by this publishing I would ask that:
> - the zip published is an exact copy of that on the mirror system
If you sep the same file in dist on p.a.o and to the repo on this
machine. I don't see why.
> - the zip is not made available via Maven any earlier than it is
> available via the mirrors
The sync from p.a.o is once a day 5:16 PM CST .
> Mark
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