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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: Nexus vs rsync-repository releases
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2011 06:28:10 GMT
On 8/2/11 11:09 PM, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
>> I am not so sure about that.  I guess it depends on what kind of
>> simple scripts you are willing to use to automate things and how
>> much you care about being certain that that things are working and
>> you know exactly what is going on.  Personally, I would prefer that
>> this machinery be visible and not require web gui games or plaintext
>> passwords to work.  I like the way tomcat does this and I will
>> volunteer to develop and document a similar set of Ant tasks for
>> Commons if others are willing to move back to replicating o.a.c
>> groupIds from p.a.o.
> Phil, my "simple script" is the POM. With Nexus, my manual steps are
> typically reduced to copying the -src and -bin files out of the
> repository (wget's good for that and it copies the whole directory at
> one go) and copying these to the dist directory. Honestly, there are
> some things remaining like setting the -current links, updating the
> README and perhaps the KEYS file and fixing the permissions. But these
> are left to do anyways.
> What's wrong with that procedure?

Nothing, other than that is exactly what I do and I know exactly
what is going on.  I don't see any real saving, that's all and I see
no need to bring in proprietary gui-based software into the mix or
to wget stuff from remote hosts.  Nobody else seems to care about
this, but you actually should perform a step that I don't - which is
to verify the hashes after you move the stuff to dist/

> Jochen

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