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From d...@multitask.com.au
Subject Re: [proposal] daedalus jar repository
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2003 12:37:40 GMT
"Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote on 02/03/2003 05:36:38 
AM:

[snip]
> I've gotten bit by the opposite problem (changing version number in a 
JAR
> filename causing broken build scripts) just as often.
> 
> Wouldn't a reasonable approach to this problem be to make searches for
> "commons-foo.jar" return the latest released version, while searches for
> "commons-foo-x.y.jar" would return that particular version?  Then, you 
can
> have it either way.  On the former, one might also support a mode that
> grabs the latest nightly instead of the latest reslease.
Maven has the concept of a 'SNAPSHOT' jar, which is the latest 
date-timestamped version of an artifact available.

If tell Maven you depend on a SNAPSHOT, at each build it checks to make 
sure you have the latest available, and downloads the new one if needed.

This however doesn't fix the problem, as people can change version numbers 
on jars to anything they want, possibly a fictitious release.

'LATEST' builds are often not reproducible as well.
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dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
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