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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Subversive Repository
Date Thu, 30 Sep 2004 08:24:34 GMT

Mark R. Diggory wrote:
> Here's a thought that has been propagating through my neurons.
> 
> What if the ASF Repository content was maintained in Subversion and 
> exported into dist/java-repository for mirror propagation using some 
> automation? Given Subversions binary diffing, this would be manageable.

:-)

Are two jars that differ slightly actually not that different?

I had brought this up on this list in "Making releases -> publishing 
jars". Below is a relevant reply.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Making releases -> publishing jars
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:32:14 +0100
From: Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicolaken@apache.org>
Reply-To: repository@apache.org
To: repository@apache.org
References: <NBBBJGEAGJAKLIDBKJOPOEHBIAAB.noel@devtech.com>


Noel J. Bergman wrote:

 >>1 - people making releases have to log into the release server
 >>2 - there is no notification of files being put there
 >>3 - we are already experiencing issues with where to put jars
 >
 >>What if we make instead a SVN repository for releases?
 >
> Isn't that a bit heavyweight when all you appear to want is WebDAV
> with access control and notification?

Point taken.

> I just had an interesting chat with Sander about adding features to
> our WebDAV support. He seems to think that it would be fairly easy to
> add hook and authz support, so that authorizing access to a file
> system area would be
> the same as we use for SVN. Also, we'd have hooks that could perform 
> actions when changes are made.

This would be zuper.

...
 >>like for example publish the jars in a parallel
 >>structure that is used for the maven repo.
> 
> We've really got to work on eliminating the adjective there, and I
> applaud Mark's efforts to do so.

I do too.

Sorry, I have not helped much. Where do we stand now? What can I help to do?

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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