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From Michael Baessler <...@michael-baessler.de>
Subject Re: setting up for download of release
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:40:09 GMT
Marshall Schor wrote:
> I looked at several incubator projects to see how they're doing things.
> Most have a downloads html page on their website (so do we - for 
> downloading the Eclipse Code Style Prefs).
> Where they host the download zip / tar file varies, including:
>   people.apache.org/some-user   the project website, under a dir 
> called "downloads"
>   The maven repository for incubating projects:      
> people.apache.org/repo/m2-incubating-repository/
> org/apache/openjpa/openjpa-project/0.9.6-incubating/openjpa-project-0.9.6-incubating-binary.zip

> I don't know the reason for the repeated names in this example - they 
> seem redundant to me.
> Have we discussed how to do this?  My preference would be to borrow 
> something like OpenJPA does
> (incubator.apache.org/openjpa/downloads.html) and change it to suit.  
> I don't have a strong
> feeling about using Maven repository - I think that may be useful if 
> other projects are treating your project
> as a maven component - and I don't think we've crossed that bridge 
> yet, so something simpler would probably
> be better for now?   My (slight) preference would be to have our 
> downloads in our existing /downloads directory.
> I suppose we need a "temporary place" to put these before they are 
> officially blessed.  Maybe we could set up a dir called
> to_be_approved, with subdirs /downloads and /download.html - this 
> latter being a proposed update to our existing
> download page.  Other opinions?
> -Marshall

The simple way without using Maven sounds good to me.

-- Michael

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