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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: 2.3.0-incubating-SNAPSHOT
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:40:00 GMT
Tommaso Teofili wrote:
> SNAPSHOT is a special version in maven that indicates the latest code;
> typically TRUNK or HEAD in a source control. With this version, maven will
> automatically grab the latest SNAPSHOT every time you build. On the other
> hand, when you are using 2.0, once maven has downloaded this artifact, it
> never tries to get a new 2.0.
> You should use SNAPSHOT for rapidly moving code where bug fixes and
> enhancements are coming fast (our case until the release).
> So I think that -SNAPSHOT shoud remain just before the release for
> developing purposes, and then move to 2.3.0-incuibating.

I guess I'm just displaying my maven ignorance here.  Since
we're not uploading any snapshot artifacts to any maven
repos, does it still buy us anything?


> Just my opinion.
> Regards,
> Tommaso
> 2009/6/16 Thilo Goetz <twgoetz@gmx.de>
>> Somebody please remind me: what's the purpose of the
>> -SNAPSHOT version name?  Doesn't this just mean that
>> every POM needs to updated twice for a new version,
>> once with the snapshot tag, and once without?
>> Why aren't we going to the next version directly?
>> It's not like we're publishing snapshot releases.
>> --Thilo

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