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From Geir Magnusson Jr <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Plan of action] Setting up an official maven repository for the ASF
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2006 23:34:02 GMT


Brett Porter wrote:
> On 08/06/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> > Otherwise people building releases will
>> > hit people.apache.org (and there's no reason for it - releases of 3rd
>> > party stuff can be uploaded to ibiblio).
>>
>> I don't understand what you are saying here.
> 
> Ok, if I release something, it needs to be reproducible. For that to
> happen, the dependencies need to be both always available and
> unchanging. That's meant to be a contract of the central Maven
> repository (it unfortunately hasn't always been the case), where
> official releases from all over the software world go. For apache
> built things, that would be the contract of the ASF repository, but
> not the other two.
> 
> The ASF snapshot repository would house development versions of Apache
> software, the rough equivalent of "nightly builds".

Yep

> 
> The ASF development repository is a place to facilitate usage in Maven
> of things not in either of the above. That is, 3rd party software not
> in the central repository.

Because ibiblio and others are too slow?

> 
> We don't want everyone building our software having to hit our servers
> if they can use a mirror. That leads to saying the last is only for
> development versions where it is required, but for released software,
> the source should only reference mirror repositories - the only one of
> which at the moment is the maven central repo.
> 
> Hope that clears it up.

Yep - thx

geir

> 
> - Brett
> 
> 

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