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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Requirements for PMC testing a library release candidate only usable from a Maven repository
Date Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:41:25 GMT
+1 (non-binding [;<).  Nice way to do it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Thomas [mailto:markt@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 07:11
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: Requirements for PMC testing a library release candidate
> only usable from a Maven repository
> 
> On 17/04/2016 12:56, Carl Marcum wrote:
[ ... ]
> > Question:
> > Is it permissible that the functional test of the library use the
> > artifact that is staged in Nexus instead of the one created by the
> > building test of the signed sources on the PMC testers machine?
> >
> > [1] http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#approving-a-release
> 
> If you can confirm that the library downloaded is identical to the one
> you built locally, then yes. But, knowing Java, I doubt that is the
> case. There are too many timestamps embedded in a JAR to make that
> practical.
> 
> Personally, I'd test the downloaded version (since that is the
> convenience binary that is going to be released) and then replace the
> downloaded copy with my locally built version and re-test.
> 
> Mark
> 
> 
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