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From Antonio Petrelli <antonio.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Publishing process for JARs for Maven Central
Date Sat, 17 Dec 2011 18:35:32 GMT
2011/12/17 Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>

> On 17/12/2011 18:14, Antonio Petrelli wrote:
> > Ok then interprete my words as: now you can use a staging repository.
> > This way, artifacts may be tested *before* they are released.
>
> The scp+rsync process also has a staging repository (and using that did
> not cause any meta-data issues).
>
> The JARs are the standard Tomcat JARs. The Maven release process just
> adds the metadata files and moves the JARs + metadata around. Since the
> JARs are already tested as part of the Tomcat release process, we never
> had a need to use the staging repository and I don't see that changing.
>
> There is also a snapshot repository and we did use that early on in the
> Tomcat 7 development process (before the first release) mainly because
> one user who was doing a lot of testing was using Maven and the snapshot
> repository was the easiest way to get them the latest build. We stopped
> using the snapshot repository some time ago. I can't remember if it was
> after the first release or after the first stable release.
>
>

Ok then using Nexus makes sense only if you are going to use Maven for all
the release process (it's a matter of two commands and a Nexus stage
promotion).
I think that now you should change the subject into: why should you switch
to pure Maven build process? :-D (Joking, but not too much)

Antonio

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