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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: maven repository
Date Sat, 31 May 2008 21:20:48 GMT
On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> Jukka Zitting wrote:
>> Craig L Russell wrote:
>> > 1. The incubating repository is not mirrored to the world, so incubating
>> > artifacts don't pollute the maven-o-sphere.
>> What's so bad about incubating artifacts that would "pollute" things?
>> We are perfectly happy distributing them on and all our
>> mirrors, so why not
> I really do not know why we have to revisit this same topic year after year
> after year.  We do not want people to be using any Incubator artifact
> without explicit knowledge and action, so we do not want them polluting the
> standard repository.

And as with every year I'll call "BS" :)

We do want people to use them, and we do want them on the standard
repository. They are releases.

To Robert's comment of:

"it has now been clearly established that we need to move
therepository. we're now just asking: where?"

I question that. We voted at the last time, and it was very clear
there was no consensus to hinder incubator releases. Generally the
difference was that those committing to Incubator projects didn't want
to hinder, while those not committing did.

If the nays get their way though - the solution is easy. Release your
incubating release outside the ASF and get it sync'd from there to the
central repository. There is nothing to stop that, the license allows
you to redistribute and there is a very strong history of
redistributors not having to rename the packages/products unless they
strongly fork.

While it's just one vote, you have my -1 to adding unnecessary crap to
releasing from the incubator.


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