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From Allen Wittenauer ...@effectivemachines.com.INVALID>
Subject Re: Can we package release artifacts on builds.a.o?
Date Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:30 GMT


> On Dec 11, 2018, at 9:09 AM, Joan Touzet <wohali@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> Jenkins users are deploying directly to Nexus with builds.
> 
> Isn't that speaking out of both sides of our mouths at the same time, if Java developers
can push release builds directly to Nexus but non-Java developers can't?
> 
> Perhaps I'm misunderstanding...are the Nexus-published builds not treated the same because
they're not on dist.apache.org? Or are they not release versions?

	Yes, you are misunderstanding.

	1) Officially (legally?), source code distributions are "the release."  Any and all binaries
are considered to be convenience binaries so users don’t have to compile.  They are not
official.   [Statements like “verify a release by rebuilding” don’t really parse as
a result.]  

	2) As far as I’m aware/all the projects I’ve ever worked with, the uploads to Nexus are
to the snapshot repo, not the release repo.  The release repos are still done manually. 


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