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From Jonathan Valliere <john...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Mina SSHD 2.1.0
Date Sat, 29 Sep 2018 20:12:44 GMT
You need the sources in case GIT has a major meltdown. Additionally, the
sources + javadoc can be distributed through Maven.

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 1:31 PM Lyor Goldstein <lgoldstein@apache.org>
wrote:

> > sources that are posted there and tried to build from them ? How is it
> even
> > possible - after all (AFAIK) they do not form a valid Maven project ?
>
> >> They should. What's the pount in distributing a source package if you
> can't build it ?
>
> >> Also keep in mind that Apache does *only* distribute source packages,
> binary packages are proposed for convenience only. Any source pckages
> should be buildable.
>
> Thanks for the clarification - I was not aware of this (one learns
> something new every day...). I will try and do as you suggested and see for
> myself if the issue you reported is reproducible. As you yourself indicated
> it is puzzling since the sources are supposedly a copy of the github ones
> and as you mentioned, the github repository can be successfully built.
>
> As a side-bar, in the era of github does it make sense to mandate
> publishing the sources ? After all, they are publicly available to whoever
> wants to clone the repository and build the project. Perhaps Apache should
> reconsider the policy and allow projects that have a public (!) git hub
> repository avoid the need to publish the sources....
>
> Lyor G.
>

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