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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Tomcat Maven plugin 2.0-beta-1
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:20:37 GMT
On 01/02/2012 13:01, sebb wrote:
> On 1 February 2012 11:56, Olivier Lamy <> wrote:
>> 2012/2/1 sebb <>:
>>> On 1 February 2012 10:14, Olivier Lamy <> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> As the others currently provided tomcat maven artifacts, adding those
>>>> in the download section doesn't have (IMHO) sense.
>>>> Because to be able to consume it within a maven build, users will have
>>>> to install it locally respecting the maven repository format layout.
>>>> So when the vote passed the files available in the staging repository
>>>> will be sync to
>>>> .
>>>> What we can do at least is to add in the ASF download system the
>>>> source archive. See files ** in
>>>> At least with the file named
>>>> you can rebuild the
>>>> plugins.
>>>> Makes sense ?
>>> Apache Commons also releases code which is mainly consumed by Maven users.
>>> All the components are released to the Apache mirrors (as source and
>>> binary archives) as well as to Maven Central (as jars, with additional
>>> src and javadoc jars).
>>> Same as Tomcat itself, really.
>> For commons it's artifacts/jars which can be consume "manually" but
>> AFAIK consuming "manually" maven plugins jars doesn't have sense IMHO.
> The ASF releases source - from which it must be possible to build the plugin.
> That's not generally easy or even possible from the jars that are
> released to Maven Central.
>> If the case of a Maven plugin, I can put the jars in something like
>> but so how will you
>> use it ? installing manually using mvn install:.... ?
> You don't; you use the copies in Maven Central.
>> And If I go here :
>> I don't see maven artifacts which are available here:
> Exactly.
> Tomcat (as Commons) releases are made to *both* the mirrors *and* Maven Central.
> The ASF mirrors are for source and binary archives.
> The Maven Central repo is used for the binary jars, along with pom and
> accompanying source/javadoc jars.


The primary/master/whatever Tomcat release is the source that we voted
on. It comes in two formats .zip and .tar.gz. Everything else (the
binaries, the Maven artefacts, the docs) is (and can be by anyone who
cares to) derived from that source release.

Every Apache release *must* have a source form from which everything
else may be derived. Without that, the release is invalid.


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