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From Richard Eckart de Castilho <richard.eck...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Bug in the release process: scm location in release pom points to rc
Date Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:14:55 GMT
Am 02.09.2013 um 15:26 schrieb Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com>:

> On 8/31/2013 2:12 PM, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
>> There is a "bug" in the release process currently used for UIMA projects.
>> The practice is to make rc release by
>> - setting the version to the final version
>> - changing the svn tag location adding -rcX
>> The practice to accept a release is
>> - rename the -rcX tag in svn, removing -rcX
>> The bug is, that the SCM locations in the release POM are then pointing to the rc
SVN location.
>> What's worse is, that after the release, the accepted rc folder in SVN is renamed,
removing the "-rcX". Consequently, the SVM location in the POM points to nowhere.
>> Two problems:
>> - the SCM location should point to a non-RC tag
>> - the tag pointed to should not be systematically renamed/removed, making the SCM
location basically worthless
>> Can we do something about this?
> One "easy" thing to do is to change our practice, to having mvn release:prepare
> take the default for the svn tag, without the -rcX suffix.
> This would make both of these problems go away.
> It would require manually deleting the svn tag for a "failed" release try, so it
> could be recreated by the mvn release:prepare.
> I'm ok with this, given that SVN will keep a history of the rc's if anyone
> needed to go to a previous one for some reason that I can't think of.

If we wanted to keep the failed RC tags explicitly, we could manually renamed the failed rc
tags to -rcX.

I'd be both with either solution: delete failed RCs or renamed them after failing.

-- Richard

> -Marshall
>> Cheers,
>> -- Richard

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