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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: maven repository
Date Thu, 29 May 2008 23:53:52 GMT
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.

> What's the benefit? There's already the "incubating" label attached to
> the artifacts.

Yeah, like the average Maven user has a clue about dependencies, and ever
looks at them except when there is a failure.

I am OK Brett's proposal, but not with conflating Incubator artifacts with
official ASF artifacts.

	--- Noel

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