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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <sanj...@opensource.lk>
Subject Re: Including -bin and -src archives in Maven repos.
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:17:06 GMT
+1 to NOT putting -bin and -src archives in Maven centtral.

Sanjiva.

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 12:56 AM, Andreas Veithen <andreas.veithen@gmail.com
> wrote:

> All,
>
> What is our point of view on the question below?
>
> Personally I think we should indeed avoid deploying the distributions
> to Maven central. In a similar discussion on
> release-discuss@apache.org, somebody pointed out that this can be
> achieved quite easily by configuring the maven-deploy-plugin with the
> skip option (for Axis2, this would mean changing this setting in the
> distribution module).
>
> Andreas
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 18:15
> Subject: Including -bin and -src archives in Maven repos.
> To: Apache Infrastructure <infrastructure@apache.org>
>
>
> Commons builds (mvn deploy) currently put both Maven jar files and
> non-Maven zip and tar.gz archives into the Nexus staging repository.
>
> For example:
>
>
> https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachecommons-098/org/apache/commons/commons-compress/1.1/
>
> If we don't delete the zips and tar.gz files, then the size of each
> Commons release on the Maven repos will be at least tripled.
>
> There is also the risk that users may start downloading the non-Maven
> archives from Maven repos rather than the mirrors.
>
> I think we should delete the non-Maven archives before using Nexus to
> release the rest of the files to the Maven repo, but others on Commons
> think we should release the whole lot as is.
>
> [Obviously we need to copy the non-Maven files to the appropriate
> /dist/commons directories on people as well].
>
> Please can we have some advice?
>
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Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Director & Chief Scientist; Lanka Software Foundation;
http://www.opensource.lk/
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