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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Why is releasing such a pain and what can we do to make it easier?
Date Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:19:03 GMT
On 14/10/2013 05:26, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On 2013-10-14, sebb wrote:
> 
>> On 9 October 2013 05:43, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>>> why vote on Nexus staged artifacts if the tarball is fine?  I'm not
>>> talking about releasing to MC directly but rather about not pushing
>>> anything to Nexus before the vote on the tarball has passed.  This could
>>> reduce the release process to tagging and publishing the tarballs before
>>> the vote.
> 
>> So where are you going to publish the tarballs?
> 
> dist svn
> 
>> At some point the tarballs are going to have to end up on Nexus
>> anyway, so why not use it?
> 
> Not the tarballs, only the "maven artifacts" which I'd extract/build
> from the tarballs.  I'd just delay that until after the vote.  Not sure
> whether this is viable, and maybe it is just my poor network bandwidth
> talking here but the actual act of uploading the artifacts eats up more
> than half of the time of creating a RC and I'd like to avoid the wasted
> time for RCs who's vote fails.

That makes sense. Vote on the source release and then generate the
convenience binaries.

Mark


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