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From Phil Steitz <>
Subject Re: [all] simplifying releases: dist vs. maven repo
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:57:27 GMT
On 12/12/13, 6:50 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:
> Hi All:
> We talk on and off as to how painful it is to release components.
> One of these pains is that we distribute to multiple places: An Apache
> "dist" folder and the Apache Maven repository.
> Clearly, Maven is here to stay.
> So why not deploy the -src and -bin files to Maven and forget about dist. A
> URL is a URL, what do users care is the URL points deep into "dist" or our
> Maven repo. I for one, need the -bin zips for certain Apache projects
> (JMeter, ActiveMQ) so my Ant Ivy builds can download and install them.
> I know we have some legal requirements to host at least the sources and
> that we provide binaries as a "courtesy" but does it matter _where_ the
> files are on Apache servers?

The releases need to be mirrored.  That's what dist is for.

> Thoughts?
> Gary

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