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From sebb <>
Subject Re: maven-repository cont.
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 13:24:55 GMT
On 30/05/2008, Brian E. Fox <> wrote:
>  >we've been arguing for years about ease of use verses informed choice
>  >for users of incubator artifacts. not sure that any consensus has been
>  >reached. the current policy just introduces friction (until someone
>  >uploads the artifact to the central repository).
> So are we considering informed choice to be transitive? The informed
>  choice is a red herring in the case of regular Apache releases depending
>  on the incubator artifacts. If they add the incubator repo to their pom,
>  then most users of their artifact won't even notice it. Only those that
>  are using repo managers or other policies are getting trapped by this.

All the more reason not to allow regular releases to depend on
incubator artefacts.

>  --Brian
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