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From "Xavier Hanin" <>
Subject Re: Improvements of the IvyDE updatesite
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:00:34 GMT
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Nicolas Lalevée <
> wrote:

> Now that we have a little more experience with the maintenance of an
> Eclipse updatesite, I see some points that needs improvements.
> During the release of Ivy, there was a period when the updatesite is
> somehow "released" with the new jars and waiting for the vote, but not in
> svn, only on the release manager's machine. I think we should improve that
> and do some release branches for the updatesite.
> Another point that seems to me now just complicating the release process
> for no real usefullness. The main Eclipse updatesite is there:
>, whereas the jars are deployed
> on the "mirrors", on
> Actually there is no need to have the update site deployed on
> Everything can be handled on
> In fact we can already use
> as the main updatesite of
> IvyDE. We can merge them, so the main updatesite will also be the mirror
> one, this will simplify the deployment of the updatesite. And from the end
> user point of view it will just be another url.
> So my proposal:
>  - deprecate now (but not disable it)
> and recommand to use

Typo: "recommand to use"<>

> <>
>  - create with a
> trunk-branches-tags structure
>  - move the updatesite build system from the site build system to that new
> updatesite "project", so the deprecated updatesite will be manual partial
> copy of that new main one.
>  - update the release doc accordingly
> And once we decide to disable the update site on remove the
> updatesite artifacts from the site, so it would be not accessible anymore,
> and just keep the cgi script that compute the urls of the apache mirrors.
> WDYT ?

This sounds perfect, I also thought that having the update site only on the
release manager account during the release process was not a good thing,
your changes will be a good improvement.


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