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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [all] simplifying releases: dist vs. maven repo
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:34:27 GMT
On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

How is this not the same thing that happens with the Maven repo, which is
mirrored all over as well? Please educate/correct me.

Thank you,
Gary


>
> Phil
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > Gary
> >
>
>
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