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From "Davanum Srinivas" <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Making Policy decisions on artifacts and how they look.
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2006 21:19:26 GMT
Steve,

Am asking them to publish the guidelines and a date for conforming to
it. What's wrong with that?

-- dims

On 12/12/06, Steve Loughran <steve.loughran@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/12/06, Davanum Srinivas <davanum@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Infra folks,
> >
> > Looks like we have some folks in the repository@ mailing list who are
> > making ASF wide policy decisions without consulting anyone. Not this
> > list, not the members list, not the pmc's list, nor the board.
> >
>
> I dont see anyone making ASF-wide policy decisions.
>
> I see people trying to stay in control of the Maven repository -a repo
> for a single project- and struggling to stay in control against the
> appearance of random artifacts which often come from apache projects
> without adequate signoff from the PMCs and with pretty low quality
> metadata. The fact that other projects (ivy, me) use the same repo is
> because there is lots of stuff in there, rather than because its the
> official 'apache' repo.
>
> Nobody is telling you what to call the project; you can have anything
> except slash, ASCII<32, space or < >. Carlos is merely trying to
> impose a better hierarchy on how things are stored *in the
> repository*. The M1 repo had a flat naming system which puts too much
> load on the root directory. A hierarchy is better. If everything
> WS-related was under org.apache.ws then you could browse to
> org/apache/ws and see the entire suite of artifacts. If we go flat
> under org.apache then it ends up having the scale problem.
>
> There's more control of external artifacts where the files get pulled
> in by hand; in that context things are locked down and less messy.
> Maybe we should do that for apache stuff too, instead of being so
> trusting.
>
> Sorry,
>
> -Steve
>


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Davanum Srinivas : http://www.wso2.net (Oxygen for Web Service Developers)

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