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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Move to Maven? (WAS: Re: Publishing process for JARs for Maven Central)
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:01:16 GMT
On 21/12/2011 21:57, Mladen Turk wrote:
> On 12/21/2011 10:24 PM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>> On 21/12/2011 21:21, Mladen Turk wrote:
>>> On 12/21/2011 09:34 PM, Olivier Lamy wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have started some stuff here: https://github.com/olamy/tomcat70.
>>>>
>>>
>>> We must at least create 7.1.x branch for such a crucial change.
>>
>> I'm not sure we need a new branch if the end result is going to be the
>> same.
>>
> 
> Well, we would screw anyone doing derivative work, that's for sure.
> Also any distribution packaging tomcat will have serious problems as well
> since almost all of them use package dependencies instead
> download or maven tasks.
> Eg, take a look at
> https://github.com/vanaf/tomcat7-fedora/blob/master/tomcat.spec
> OpenSuse is almost the same (they add some Geronimo dependencies however)
> 
> In essence no packages will be able to change the version
> unless he rewrites the .spec or debian files from scratch thought.

Ouch. That is argument for only doing this in trunk, if we do it at all.
Still need to figure out how to merge patches if we go that way.

Mark

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