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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: LICENSE and NOTICE files and SVN
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2007 07:58:04 GMT
On Dec 20, 2007 8:28 PM, Roland Weber <ossfwot@dubioso.net> wrote:
> Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > PMCs can vote on just about anything.  However, a release vote is on
> > a packaged artifact containing the complete source code and signed
> > by the release manager.  If you haven't voted on that, the PMC has
> > not performed a valid release.
> >
> > Binaries are generated from release source packages. If the PMC is
> > doing something else, then it has seriously screwed the pooch and
> > may not even be releasing open source.
>
> Are there any plans to fix Maven? AFAIK, Maven tags the source in
> the repository, then builds binary and source release packages from
> that tag. It does not build a source package that is signed before
> or after the binary gets built from that source. It builds both
> from the same tag, and both are signed afterwards.
> Either my understanding of Maven is wrong, or you are saying that
> every Apache project that uses Maven to generate the release
> packages is making invalid releases.

The various Ant builds I've used do the same thing. You tag trunk,
then run 'dist' (etc) and get a source and binary build. Thanks for
pointing out that part of Roy's reply - it hadn't sunk in when I read
it the first time.

Hen

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